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Competition between local authorities in the protection of sensitive areas

Koh, Andrew, Guehnemann, A., Shepherd, S., Kimble, M. and Chernyavs'ka, L. (2010) Competition between local authorities in the protection of sensitive areas. In: UNSPECIFIED Transport Research Arena Europe 2010, 7-10 June 2010, SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels. .


While there has been a lot of effort spent investigating road user charging in the literature, there has been much less research focusing on the implications of the institutional setting in the delivery of road user charging policies. This objective of this paper is to investigate the implications of interdependencies between the decision-making processes of institutions when using tolls as a device for the protection of sensitive areas. Left to their own devices, local authorities might be tempted to play a Nash game amongst themselves and set the tolls at a level that, whilst resulting in a positive outcome for the local area, might be detrimental for the entire network in terms of the net effect on welfare. More specifically, our case study considers cordon tolls applied to the protection of both the ecologically sensitive Peak District National Park and the populated urban city of Sheffield, two areas within the UK

Item Type: Proceedings Paper
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Environment (Leeds) > Institute for Transport Studies (Leeds)
Depositing User: Symplectic Publications
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2010 11:50
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2015 10:09
Status: Published
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/42659

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