Sen, S. K. and Mukhopadhyay, I and Gupta, S (2011): Optimal pricing policy of continental transit route: a study of Kolkata-Agartala transit route.
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The aim of this paper is to investigate the pricing policy of transhipment route for India to move cargo through Bangladesh from Kolkata port to the capital city of Tripura i.e. Agartala. Initially, Bangladesh was hesitating to allow India to provide transhipment facility for the north eastern region but India reciprocate it in right direction by providing similar facility to Bangladesh to reach the Himalayan landlocked countries like Nepal and Bhutan, thereby, actively participate in moving towards an integrated transport network for this region as a whole. The future opening of Myanmar route further gives some relief to India. Most of the cargo originates from Kolkata (Port) and terminates at Guwahati and distributed to various destinations of north eastern states. We try to investigate the pricing policy of such transhipment route for India in terms of a Bertrand type model with non homogeneous type cargo movement where the unit price of cargo transhipment taken as a proxy for such transhipment route.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Optimal pricing policy of continental transit route: a study of Kolkata-Agartala transit route|
|Keywords:||Transhipment Route, Bertrand competition, Integrated Transport Network|
|Subjects:||R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R5 - Regional Government Analysis > R58 - Regional Development Planning and Policy
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C5 - Econometric Modeling > C52 - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R11 - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
D - Microeconomics > D4 - Market Structure and Pricing > D43 - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
|Depositing User:||Subir Kumar Sen|
|Date Deposited:||04. Sep 2012 14:03|
|Last Modified:||15. Feb 2013 21:17|
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