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Is Investment in High Speed Rail Socially Profitable
The development of High Speed Rail (HSR) in Europe has been encouraged, and financially supported, by the European Commission. HSR technology is presented as a solution to congested roads andExpand
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Privatization and Regulation of the Seaport Industry
With containerized shipping, maritime transport has changed profoundly. Among other things, it has shifted from labor-intensive to more capital-intensive activities, including larger specializedExpand
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Microeconomic impacts of investments in high speed trains in Spain
In this paper, we analyze the effects of new high-speed trains (HST) on passengers’ mobility in Spain. The construction of several new HST lines is planned in the Transport Infrastructure MasterplanExpand
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Flexible-Term Contracts for Road Franchising
Private participation in road projects is increasing around the world. The most popular franchising mechanism is a concession contract, which allows a private firm to charge tolls to road usersExpand
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Employment Protection Legislation and Labour Market Outcomes in Spain
Spanish experience of labour market deregulation since the early 1980s, particularly in the form of reform of fixed-term contract legislation, illustrates the potential pitfalls of such policies. TheExpand
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Tourist municipalities and local political corruption
Are tourist municipalities a breeding ground for corruption? Before the 2008 economic crisis, Spain experienced an economic boom, together with a surge in political corruption at the local level. InExpand
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Analyzing Mobility in Peripheral Regions of the European Union: The Case of Canarias-Madeira-Azores
We analyze the principal factors that determine mobility in a context of airline choice in the main domestic routes connecting the archipelagos of Azores, Madeira and the Canary Islands with theExpand
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Flexible-Term Contracts for Road Franchising
Private participation in road projects is increasing around the world. The most popular form of franchising is a concession contract, which allows a private firm to charge tolls to road users duringExpand
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PRIVATISATION OF URBAN BUS SERVICES IN SPAIN.
Firms providing urban bus transport services in Spain have traditionally been protected against competition. Whether publicly or privately owned, bus companies work within frameworks of legalExpand
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Least Present Value of Net Revenue: a new auction-mechanism for highway concessions
This paper presents a new mechanism for awarding tolled-highways, based on the variable-term concept proposed by Engel et al (1997). These authors claim that a mechanism based on bids forExpand
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