publication . Article . 2011

Public expenditure competition in the transport sector: intermodal and spatial considerations for Greece

Theodore Tsekeris;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2011 Journal: Environment and Planning A, volume 43, issue 8 August, pages 1,981-1,998
Abstract
The development of transport networks requires public investments, in terms of government expenditure, on several types of (road, rail, port, airport, and urban public transport) infrastructure, including their operational and maintenance services. This paper develops and implements a system-wide spatioeconomic model to analyze the expenditure competition among different types of investment in the Greek transport sector. The suggested approach can offer valuable insight into the economies of scale and synergies associated with a particular transport investment. It is also extended to consider how such investment determinants as population concentration, economic...
Subjects
free text keywords: Geography, Planning and Development, Environmental Science (miscellaneous), Microeconomics, Economics, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Industrial organization, Economies of scale, Externality, Open-ended investment company, Strategic planning, Public transport, business.industry, business, Public expenditure, Subsidy
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