Road Pricing, Traffic Congestion and the Environment: Issues of Efficiency and Social Feasibility

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Road Pricing, Traffic Congestion and the Environment
Issues of Efficiency and Social Feasibility

Edited by

Kenneth J. Button

Professor of Public Policy, The Institute of Public Policy, Georee Mason University, USA

Erik T. Verhoef

Researcher, Department of Spatial Economics, Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Edward Elgar

Cheltenham, UK · Northampton, MA, USA

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Figures vii
  • Tables ix
  • Contributors xi
  • Preface xiii
  • Part I - Theory and Practice Before and After Pigou 1
  • 1. Introduction 3
  • References 11
  • 2. Road Pricing in Practice 14
  • 2.6 - Acknowledgements 36
  • References 36
  • 3. Congestion Pricing and Road Investment 39
  • Notes 69
  • References 73
  • 4. Recent Developments in the Bottleneck Model† 79
  • Notes 106
  • References 108
  • Part II - Efficiency Aspects and Second-Best Policies 111
  • 5. Road Pricing and the Alternatives for Controlling Road Traffic Congestion 113
  • Notes 131
  • References 132
  • 6. Variabilization of Car Taxes and Externalities 136
  • Acknowledgements 148
  • Notes 149
  • References 149
  • 7. What is the Scope for Environmental Road Pricing? 150
  • Notes 168
  • References 168
  • 8. Urban Transport Externalities and Pigouvian Taxes: A Network Approach 171
  • Acknowledgment 186
  • Notes 186
  • Reference 187
  • 9. the Economics of Information and Pricing in Transport Networks with Stochastic Congestion 190
  • Notes 209
  • References 209
  • Part III - Political and Social Feasibility 211
  • 10. Road Pricing for Congestion Management: the Transition from Theory to Policy 213
  • Acknowledgments 240
  • Notes 241
  • References 242
  • 11. the Equity Impacts of Road Congestion Pricing 247
  • Note 260
  • Rfferences 260
  • 12. Urban Road Pricing: Public Acceptability and Barriers to Implementation 263
  • Notes 283
  • References 284
  • 13. Social Feasibility of Policies to Reduce Externalities in Transport 285
  • Notes 305
  • References 305
  • Index 309
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