The demand for U.S. railroad freight service: selected manufactured goods

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dc.contributor.author Dotson, Josh
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-09T18:03:46Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-09T18:03:46Z
dc.date.issued 2012-05-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/13809
dc.description.abstract Many of the railroad demand studies are out-dated, lacking the most recent data. We felt that it is time to re-evaluate the rail markets to determine if changes have occurred in the determinants of railroad demand. This paper examines the effects of industrial production and revenue per ton of railroads on the demand for railroad service for selected manufactured goods. Also there appears to be a fundamental shift in railroad pricing after 2004. Thus a dummy variable for the 2005-2010 period was included in the model. Although there is variation in the price elasticity of demand across the manufactured goods markets, all are price inelastic. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Railroad Demand en_US
dc.subject Staggers Act en_US
dc.title The demand for U.S. railroad freight service: selected manufactured goods en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Arts en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Economics en_US
dc.description.advisor Michael W. Babcock en_US
dc.subject.umi Economics (0501) en_US
dc.subject.umi Transportation (0709) en_US
dc.date.published 2012 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth August en_US


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