Title

FACTORS AFFECTING EUROPEAN PRIVATIZATION AND DEREGULATION POLICIES IN LOCAL PUBLIC TRANSPORT: THE EVIDENCE FROM SCANDINAVIA

Authors

B ANDERSEN

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1992

Subject Area

organisation - regulation, organisation - privatisation, place - europe, mode - mass transit

Keywords

Transportation economics, Transport economics, Transit, Sweden, Subsidies, Public transit, Private operators, Private carriers, Norway, Mass transit, Local transit, Europe, Economics, Deregulation, Denmark

Abstract

This paper concerns itself with the question of the forces behind privatization and regulatory reform in local public transport in Europe. The paper gives a review of current discussions and sets forward the hypothesis that even though there is much evidence to support a process of privatization and deregulation (with a vague rationale), much can be seen as a political process; the real objectives of change can be found in policies advocating the need for reduced public expenditure and subsidies. The Scandinavian experience is dealt with and the results of change of policies are analyzed.

Comments

Transportation Research Part A Home Page: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/09658564