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Transport infrastructure in time, scope and scale : an economic history and evolutionary perspective, Björn Hasselgren

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Transport infrastructure in time, scope and scale : an economic history and evolutionary perspective
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Transport infrastructure in time, scope and scale
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an economic history and evolutionary perspective
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Björn Hasselgren
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Language
eng
Summary
This book discusses the economics of transport infrastructure and the economic theorizing around transport infrastructure from 1850 to today. Transport infrastructure systems are continuously evolving over time. Since the mid-1800s these systems have grown in complexity and outreach. They have been important drivers of economic development but have also been important as economic agents in themselves. Over time transport infrastructure systems have taken on different functions as providers of simpler transport services or more developed value chain components. Transport infrastructure has also been a source for different arguments about economic theory and practice. Transport infrastructure systems are analysed from an institutional perspective where the long-term development of the ownership and financing of the systems, as well as the connection to different policy areas are elaborated. A longitudinal study of Sweden’s transport infrastructure policy is used to exemplify driving factors causing change and transformation of the systems over time with different scale and scope.--
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Hasselgren, Björn,
Dewey number
388.09
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non fiction
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  • bibliography
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  • Transportation
  • Infrastructure (Economics)
  • Evolutionary economics
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Transport infrastructure in time, scope and scale : an economic history and evolutionary perspective, Björn Hasselgren
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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multicolored
Contents
  • Intro; Contents; List of Figures; Introduction; 1 Government Ownership of Roads and Railroads-Why?; 1.1 The Traditional Arguments for Government Intervention and the Challenges to These Arguments; References; 2 Theoretical Background; 2.1 Methods, Sources, and the Research Process; 2.1.1 Methods and Sources; 2.1.2 The Research Process behind this Book; 2.2 Some Perspectives on Transport Infrastructure; 2.2.1 The Transport System-Functions and Temporal Perspectives; 2.2.2 Functional Roles and Spatial Dimensions; References; 3 Economic Theory and Transport Infrastructure; 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Neoclassical Theories and Welfare Economics3.2.1 Natural Monopoly Theory; 3.2.2 A Dichotomy of Failure and Success; 3.2.3 Neoclassical Theory and Market Failure Views; 3.3 Institutional Theory and Organizational Focus; 3.3.1 Stable and Dynamic Transaction Costs; 3.3.2 Hybrid Organizations-The Middle Way?; 3.4 A Coevolutionary Development Approach; References; 4 Planning and Coordination of Transport Infrastructure; 4.1 Knowledge and Coordination; 4.2 The Spatial Dimension; 4.3 Recent Trends in the EU and the USA; References
  • 5 Sweden's Transport Infrastructure History-Coevolution and Conflict5.1 Transport Infrastructure Chronology 1939-2010, a Coevolutionary Perspective; 5.1.1 1939-1963-Nationalization and Professionalization; The Nationalization; Policy Formation Following the Second World War; 5.1.2 1963-1988 and 1989-The Present-Social Marginal Costs or Not?; 5.1.3 Conclusions; 5.2 Marginal Cost Controversies-Different Views on Financing; 5.2.1 Financing Principles; 5.2.2 A Government Dilemma and Coase's View; 5.2.3 A Marginal Cost Controversy in Swedish Transport Infrastructure Policy?
  • 5.2.4 Reasons for the Change in Policies5.2.5 Incentives for Efficiency Changed?; References; Concluding Remarks; References; Index
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9783319790534
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Transport infrastructure in time, scope and scale : an economic history and evolutionary perspective, Björn Hasselgren
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Intro; Contents; List of Figures; Introduction; 1 Government Ownership of Roads and Railroads-Why?; 1.1 The Traditional Arguments for Government Intervention and the Challenges to These Arguments; References; 2 Theoretical Background; 2.1 Methods, Sources, and the Research Process; 2.1.1 Methods and Sources; 2.1.2 The Research Process behind this Book; 2.2 Some Perspectives on Transport Infrastructure; 2.2.1 The Transport System-Functions and Temporal Perspectives; 2.2.2 Functional Roles and Spatial Dimensions; References; 3 Economic Theory and Transport Infrastructure; 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Neoclassical Theories and Welfare Economics3.2.1 Natural Monopoly Theory; 3.2.2 A Dichotomy of Failure and Success; 3.2.3 Neoclassical Theory and Market Failure Views; 3.3 Institutional Theory and Organizational Focus; 3.3.1 Stable and Dynamic Transaction Costs; 3.3.2 Hybrid Organizations-The Middle Way?; 3.4 A Coevolutionary Development Approach; References; 4 Planning and Coordination of Transport Infrastructure; 4.1 Knowledge and Coordination; 4.2 The Spatial Dimension; 4.3 Recent Trends in the EU and the USA; References
  • 5 Sweden's Transport Infrastructure History-Coevolution and Conflict5.1 Transport Infrastructure Chronology 1939-2010, a Coevolutionary Perspective; 5.1.1 1939-1963-Nationalization and Professionalization; The Nationalization; Policy Formation Following the Second World War; 5.1.2 1963-1988 and 1989-The Present-Social Marginal Costs or Not?; 5.1.3 Conclusions; 5.2 Marginal Cost Controversies-Different Views on Financing; 5.2.1 Financing Principles; 5.2.2 A Government Dilemma and Coase's View; 5.2.3 A Marginal Cost Controversy in Swedish Transport Infrastructure Policy?
  • 5.2.4 Reasons for the Change in Policies5.2.5 Incentives for Efficiency Changed?; References; Concluding Remarks; References; Index
Control code
on1038068018
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9783319790534
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unknown
Note
SpringerLink
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1038068018

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