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Title: Hub port competition and welfare effects of strategic privatization
Authors: Czerny, Achim
Höffler, Felix
Mun, Se-il  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Author's alias: 文, 世一
Keywords: Hub port
Transport policy competition
Infrastructure pricing
Privatization
Issue Date: Sep-2014
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.
Journal title: Economics of Transportation
Volume: 3
Issue: 3
Start page: 211
End page: 220
Abstract: Private operation of port facilities is becoming increasingly common worldwide. We investigate the effect of port privatization in a setting with two ports located in different countries, each serving their home market but also competing for the transshipment traffic from a third region. Each government chooses whether to privatize its port or to keep port operations public. We show that there exist equilibria in which the two governments choose privatization and the national welfare of each port country is higher relative to a situation where ports are public. This is because privatization is a commitment to increase charges relative to public port charges, which allows for a better exploitation of the third region. For some parameter regions, port countries non-cooperatively choose public port operations, while they would be better off if both ports were private. However, customers of the third region are always better off if port operations are public. We further show that the port country with the smaller home market has a relatively strong incentive to choose private port operation.
Rights: © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. NOTICE: this is the author's version of a work that was accepted for publication in Economics of Transportation. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Economics of Transportation, 3(3), 2014 doi:10.1016/j.ecotra.2014.06.002
This is not the published version. Please cite only the published version. この論文は出版社版でありません。引用の際には出版社版をご確認ご利用ください。
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2433/196053
DOI(Published Version): 10.1016/j.ecotra.2014.06.002
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