Researching the Role of Transportation in Regional Development

Straszheim, Mahlon R.
August 1972
Land Economics;Aug72, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p212
Academic Journal
The possibilities for transportation policy to affect regional development and the distribution of income have long enticed regional economists. The substantial involvement and very wide variety of decisions made by the public sector in transportation seemingly provide practical means for implementing regional development objectives. The instrument which seemingly affords the most potential for pursuing regional objectives is the redirection of investment in transport infrastructure or user prices on public facilities. There are many allegations that transportation policy, either by intention or accident, has affected regional development. There are some enormous hidden costs in pursuing regional price discrimination by public regulation arising from administrative and institutional considerations. Transportation price structures are perhaps the worst at concealing cross subsidy, partly because cost determination is often so complex. The interrelationships between transportation and regional development are subtle and complex and not well understood. As the interactions between transportation and regional development become increasingly subtle, analyzing and modeling these interactions is made increasingly difficult.


Related Articles

  • DEMAND ANALYSIS AND WHY THE POOR MAY PAY MORE. Reinhardt, P. G. // Quarterly Journal of Economics;Aug76, Vol. 90 Issue 3, p509 

    This article presents information on a study which showed that theoretical methods can predict price discrimination on the basis of income. This article shows that classical, as well as the new characteristics theory of, demand calls for price elasticities of a given good to differ...

  • Chapter 6: Rural Poverty and Development Planning: A Case Study of Moruga and Cocal in South-East Trinidad. Rocke, Judy // Resources, Planning & Environmental Management in a Changing Car;2003, p113 

    Chapter 6 of the book "Resources, Planning & Environmental Management in a Changing Caribbean" is presented. It assesses the economic environment of Trinidad as seen in the Moruga and Cocal communities. It explores alternative development policies to help combat economic deprivation,...

  • THIRD DEGREE PRICE DISCRIMINATION: A PROFITABLE ARBITRAGE CASE, A NOTE. Marchand, James R.; Rigdon, Mary L.; Roufagalas, John // American Economist;Fall2000, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p92 

    Presents a useful example relative to understanding and teaching third degree price discrimination. Example of price discrimination with switching; Conclusion.

  • Community Economic Development, Regionalism, and Regional Equity: Emerging Strategies and Changing Roles for CED Attorneys. Smith, Doug // Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law;2013, Vol. 21 Issue 3/4, p315 

    The article analyzes the ways in which regional forces impact income segregation and spatial inequality in regional governance and reflects on the community economic development (CED) practices that aims to bring reform at the regional level. It examines the role of CED attorneys in promoting...

  • A Pricing Mechanism for Digital Content Distribution Over Computer Networks. Lang, Karl Reiner; Vragov, Roumen // Journal of Management Information Systems;Fall2005, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p121 

    This paper uses modified economic growth theory to compare and contrast two currently available ways of digital content distribution: the client-server model and the peer-to-peer (P2P) model. We describe a monopolistic pricing scheme for distributing digital content over P2P networks that...

  • 1.8-km corridor, hospital simulator, design school in Barceloneta's pipeline. Santana, Mario // Caribbean Business;7/29/2010, Vol. 38 Issue 29, p36 

    The article reports on the development project worth over 2 billion U.S. dollars to build a public transportation system between Hatillo and Toa Baja in Barceloneta in Barcelona, Spain. It states that the project is being developed by Northern Technological Initiative Inc., the Ana G. Méndez...

  • Impacts of national development and decentralization policies on regional income disparity in Korea. Kim, Euijune; Hong, Sung Woong; Ha, Soo Jung // Annals of Regional Science;Mar2003, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p79 

    This paper analyzed the effects of national development and decentralization policies on the regional income disparity in Korea. It also attempted to test whether there was a structural change in the causal relationship between income inequality and its determinant factors. This study found that...

  • The multiple unit auction with variable supply. Lengwiler, Yvan // Economic Theory;1999, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p373 

    The theory of multiple unit auctions traditionally assumes that the offered quantity is fixed. I argue that this assumption is not appropriate for many applications because the seller may be able and willing to adjust the supply as a function of the bidding. In this paper I address this...

  • L'inégalité territoriale dans le Sud-est Tunisien : une mise en évidence à travers l'analyse des indicateurs régionaux de développement. Béchir, Riadh; Ounalli, Nadia; Sghaier, Mongi // Canadian Journal of Regional Science;Dec2011, Vol. 34 Issue 2/3, p61 

    For several decades, Tunisia has been treated as a single entity in thinking about national economic development. However, the experiences and problems vary considerably by locale within the nation. For the South-east area of Tunisia, this work considers indicators of sustainability and...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics