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Regulating Transport in Europe

Edited by Matthias Finger, Professor, Management of Network Industries, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne, Switzerland and Torben Holvad, Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford, UK
This book concerns the regulation of transport within a European context, covering air, inland waterways, rail, road passenger and freight, urban public transport, and short sea shipping.

All these sectors have experienced substantial changes over the last two decades, in terms of ownership, competition and liberalisation, and the book explores the main transformations and their impacts. The authors address these issues, with a specific focus on the effects of the organisation and regulation of transport systems on their performance. They also provide timely policy recommendations, including possible European future policy initiatives.
Extent: 264 pp
Hardback Price: $136.00 Web: $122.40
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 978 1 78100 482 1
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Economic Regulation and Governance
  • Transport
  • Environment
  • Transport
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Regulation and Governance
  • Urban and Regional Studies
  • Transport
This book concerns the regulation of transport within a European context, covering air, inland waterways, rail, road passenger and freight, urban public transport, and short sea shipping.

All these sectors have experienced substantial changes over the past two decades, in terms of ownership, competition and liberalization, and the book explores the main transformations and their impacts. The authors address these issues, with a specific focus on the effects of the organization and regulation of transport systems on their performance. They also provide timely policy recommendations, including possible European future policy initiatives.

This comprehensive book will appeal to academics and practitioners in Europe in the fields of regulation, legal studies, transport economics and planning, and also political science. Undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in Europe with core-modules linked to issues on regulation, transport, economics, European politics, European affairs and network industries will also find that this is an essential resource.
Contributors: M. Bak, J. Burnewicz, J. Campos, M. Finger, T. Holvad, R. Macário, C. Nash, A.K.Y. Ng, T.E. Platz, K. Ruijgrok, S. Saurí, M. Turró, D. van de Velde, W. Vassallo
Contents:

Preface

1. Setting the Scene: Background and Overview of Regulatory Reform in the Transport Sector
Matthias Finger and Torben Holvad

2. Air Transport
Javier Campos

3. Rail Transport
Chris Nash

4. Inter-urban Road Freight
Jan Burnewicz and Monika Bak

5. Long-distance Coach Services in Europe
Didier van de Velde

6. Urban Public Transport
Rosário Macário

7. Inland Waterways
Tilman Erich Platz and Kees Ruijgrok

8. Short Sea Shipping in Europe: Issues, Policies and Challenges
Adolf K.Y. Ng, Sergi Saurí and Mateu Turró

9. Intermodal Transport
Walter Vassallo

Index