Russo, Antonio (2010): Voting on traffic congestion policy with two levels of government.
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I study how the political decision process affects urban traffic congestion policy. First, I look at the case of a single government deciding, through majority voting, on a monetary charge to be paid to drive to a city's Central Business District (CBD): if the majority of individuals prefers to drive more (resp. less) than the average, a voting equilibrium with lower (higher) charge emerges. Next, I consider the case of two government levels involved in traffic policy: parking charges in (resp. cordon tolls around) a city's CBD and capacity investments are chosen by a local (resp. regional) government, through a majority voting process. While tax exporting motives and the imperfect coordination among the two governments may lead to higher overall charges than in the case of a single government, strong preferences for driving across the population can still bring to an equilibiurm with suboptimal total charges.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Voting on traffic congestion policy with two levels of government|
|Keywords:||traffic congestion policy; cordon tolls; parking; voting; fiscal competition;|
|Subjects:||H - Public Economics > H7 - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations > H77 - Intergovernmental Relations; Federalism; Secession
D - Microeconomics > D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making > D78 - Positive Analysis of Policy-Making and Implementation
H - Public Economics > H2 - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue > H23 - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
L - Industrial Organization > L9 - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities > L98 - Government Policy
|Depositing User:||antonio russo|
|Date Deposited:||07. Nov 2010 22:47|
|Last Modified:||11. Feb 2013 23:00|
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