London-type congestion tax with revenue-recycling

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Yukihiro Kidokoro;
  • Journal: Economics Bulletin,volume 18,issue 1,pages1-6
  • Subject: congestion tax
    • jel: jel:R4
    acm: ComputingMilieux_GENERAL | ComputingMilieux_LEGALASPECTSOFCOMPUTING

Road pricing in London attracts a great deal of interest. A challenging aspect of the London scheme is that congestion tax revenue is used to upgrade public transit networks. Although Parry and Bento (2001) show that the total social surplus would increase if congestion... View more
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