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A review of HSR experiences around the world
High Speed Railways (HSR) is currently regarded as one of the most significant technological breakthroughs in passenger transportation developed in the second half of the 20th century. At theExpand
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Some Stylized Facts about High Speed Rail around the World
After collecting information on 166 high speed rail (HSR) projects across the world, this paper examines some of the most relevant empirical issues related to development of this transport mode inExpand
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Recent changes in the global rail industry: facing the challenge of increased flexibility
This paper discusses how the current trend towards increased private participation in the rail industry is reshaping the way in which Governments should address the main regulatory challenges arisingExpand
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LESSONS FROM RAILWAY REFORMS IN BRAZIL AND MEXICO
This paper describes the rail restructuring processes in Brazil and Mexico during the 1990s. It first reviews the way in which the transfer of public railroads to private concessionaires wasExpand
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Time Goes By: Recent Developments on the Theory and Practice of the Discount Rate
The objective of this document is to conduct a critical review of the literature and international experiences on social discount rates from the central point of view of its usefulness for policyExpand
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Regulating Privatized Rail Transport
Traditionally, transport regulation has been viewed as an exercise in second-best optimization, acknowledging the existence of huge information problems. Then the rail industry was deeplyExpand
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Legal form and risk exposure in Spanish firms
Abstract. It is well-known that the legal form adopted by a firm determines the type of legal responsibility borne by its owners in case of bankruptcy. In this paper we argue that a firm under aExpand
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Concentration Measurement Under Cross-ownership: The Case of the Spanish Electricity Sector
When major investors own shares in several firms in the same industry, the traditional approach to concentration measurement by the Hirschman–Herfindahl Index (HHI) fails to accurately reflect theExpand
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The First Decade of the European Air Transport Deregulation
The authors present an empirical analysis of the effects of the deregulation processes carried out in the European air transport industry during the period from 1986 to 1994, prior to the 1997Expand
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Modelling Competition in the Textbook Market: Some Lessons still to Learn
Many European governments still advocate a so-called ‘cultural exception’, intended to protect consumers and smaller bookshops, to keep their book markets isolated from competition. Other countries,Expand
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