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Title:Railroad Cost Considerations and the Benefits/Costs of Mergers
Authors:John D. Bitzan
University:North Dakota State University
Publication Date:Sep 1997
Report #:MPC-97-80
Project #:MPC-108
TRID #:00742303
Keywords:benefit cost analysis, competition, cost effectiveness, costs, mergers, monopoly, railroad equipment industry, railroads



This study examines the cost conditions present in the Class I railroad industry. Recent mergers and merger proposals have brought forth questions regarding the desirability of maintaining competition in areas impacted by horizontal mergers and, similarly, the desirability of end-to-end mergers.

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