Type: Working Paper
What shapes local public transportation in Europe? Economics, Mobility, Institutions, and Geography
Working Paper, EUI RSCAS, 2009/34, Florence School of Regulation, Energy
ALBALATE, Daniel, BEL, Germà, What shapes local public transportation in Europe? Economics, Mobility, Institutions, and Geography, EUI RSCAS, 2009/34, Florence School of Regulation, Energy - http://hdl.handle.net/1814/11915
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This paper analyzes the factors that explain supply and demand of local public transportation. Together with variables related to economics and mobility, we consider variables reflecting institutional characteristics and geographical patterns. Being a political capital increases supply and demand of local public transportation, inequality is associated with higher supply, and contracting out reduces supply. Furthermore, our regional analysis allows us capturing the effect of geographical characteristics and different traditions of government intervention. In all, we provide first evidence on the role played by institutional and regional characteristics useful to achieve a better understanding of local public transportation supply and demand.
Cadmus permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/11915
Series/Number: EUI RSCAS; 2009/34; Florence School of Regulation; Energy