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Title:Post-Staggers Productivity for Class I Railroads
Authors:Frank Dooley, Wesley Wilson, Douglas Benson, and Denver Tolliver
University:North Dakota State University
Publication Date:Dec 1991
Report #:MPC-91-6
Project #:MPC-014
TRID #:00639874
Keywords:cost control, costs, deregulation, modems, productivity, railroads, sets



The goal of this research is to estimate productivity gains and cost savings in the railroad industry since 1978. Further, prior work was extended by separating output and size variables into measures of high and low density output and miles of track. For purposes of comparison, a translog cost function employing traditional variables was also estimated. This work also uses a more complete and more up-to-date set than previous analyses.

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