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This report examines the history of railroad cost analysis, examines some of the criticisms of current railroad costing methodologies, and presents some alternative methods for analyzing the costs of individual railroad movements.

 

Partial deregulation of the railroad industry substantially eased regulatory impediments to consolidation. Since partial deregulation, there has been a massive consolidation of firms in the railroad industry, which has been premised on efficiency gains, network rationalization, and service quality. In...

 

The Staggers Act of 1980 largely deregulated the Class I Railroad industry and has had profound effects on labor. Between 1978 and 1994, employment in the industry decreased by about 60 percent, while real wages (average compensation) increased by over 40 percent. Earlier research examined employment...

 

This study examines the effect of regulatory reform in the interstate trucking industry. In our model, carriers travel in round trips and choose to serve different markets corresponding to each leg of the trip. Unlike previous studies that focus on decisions to serve one leg of a trip, our model applies...

 
Effects of Deregulation (Sep 1992, DP-92)

This paper develops a model that nests a variety of regulated and non-regulated market outcomes. The model is novel in its ability to represent a variety of plausible deregulation outcomes.

 

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...

 

Firms can jointly serve multiple markets in a set and can serve one of several mutually exclusive sets. Firms choose the set and the particular markets of the set in which to produce. Entry regulation influences these decisions by restricting access to some but not all markets. Entry restrictions directly...

 

This report examines the firm decisions to enter markets under conditions of joint production and entry regulation.

 

The general purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance and use of farm trucks in the North Dakota grain industry.

 

In this report, a logit model is developed which considers the investment decision for particular elevators in terms of the physical characteristics of the facility and firm attributes. The results suggest there are considerable differences across elevators in the likelihood of being targeted for investment...

 
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