Second-best congestion pricing: The case of an untolled alternative

E.T. Verhoef, P. Nijkamp, P. Rietveld

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This paper deals with second-best one-route congestion pricing in case of an untolled alternative. Using a two-link network simulation model, the effects of various demand and cost parameters on the relative efficiency of one-route tolling are analyzed. It is investigated whether the existence of costs of congestion charging may be a reason for one-route tolling to be more "overall efficient" than two-route tolling. Finally, the efficiency of revenue-maximizing one-route and two-route tolling is discussed. © 1996 Academic Press, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-302
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Urban Economics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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