Marcucci, Edoardo and Marini, Marco (2005): Road pricing as a citizen-candidate game. Published in: European Transports No. 31 (2005): pp. 28-45.
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We construct a political economy model to analyze the political acceptability of road pricing policies. We use a citizen-candidate framework with a population composed by three groups differing for their income level. We show that road pricing policies are never applied when there is no redistribution of the resources in favour of other modes of transport or when the congestion of these types of transport is relatively high. The results suggest that the efficiency of the redistribution of resources from road to the alternative types of transport as well as the fraction of the population that uses the road transport are key factors in explaining the adoption of road pricing schemes.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Road pricing as a citizen-candidate game|
|English Title:||Road pricing as a citizen-candidate game|
|Keywords:||Road pricing; Political acceptability; Citizen-candidate.|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D0 - General
D - Microeconomics > D1 - Household Behavior and Family Economics > D11 - Consumer Economics: Theory
B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B2 - History of Economic Thought since 1925 > B21 - Microeconomics
L - Industrial Organization > L9 - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities > L90 - General
D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D61 - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis
A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics > A10 - General
|Depositing User:||Marco A. Marini|
|Date Deposited:||09. Mar 2011 07:51|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 10:56|
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