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Mergers, deregulation and cost savings in the U.S. rail industry

Mergers, deregulation and cost savings in the U.S. rail industry

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Railroads -- Effect of deregulation on -- Econometric models.,
  • Railroads -- Effect of consolidation on -- Econometric models.,
  • Railroads -- United States -- Costs -- Econometric models.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementErnst R. Berndt ... [et al.].
    SeriesNBER working papers series -- working paper no. 3749, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 3749.
    ContributionsBerndt, Ernst R., National Bureau of Economic Research.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination26 p. ;
    Number of Pages26
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22438896M

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Mergers, deregulation and cost savings in the U.S. rail industry Download PDF EPUB FB2

However, of the accumulated cost savings achieved by the six major firms involved in mergers post-deregulation, we estimate that by about 91% of the reduction in accumulated costs is due to deregulation, and about 9% is directly due to mergers Cited by: Mergers, Deregulation and Cost Savings in the U.S.

Rail Industry Ernst R. Berndt, Ann F. Friedlaender, Judy Shaw-Er Wang Chiang, Christopher A. Vellturo. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in June NBER Program(s):Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Program The success of deregulation in creating a viable private rail freight system in the?U.S Cited by: Mergers, deregulation and cost savings in the U.S.

rail industry. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, [] (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book.

Abstract. We attempt to disentangle the effects of deregulation on rail costs from those directly attributable to mergers and acquisitions, employing a translog variable cost function, based on an unbalanced panel data set of annual observations for major U.S Cited by: Get this from a library.

Mergers, Deregulation and Cost Savings in the U.S. Rail Industry. [Christopher A Vellturo; Ernst R Berndt; Ann F Friedlaender; Judy Shaw-Er Wang Chiang; National Bureau of Economic Research.;] -- The success of deregulation in creating a viable private rail freight system in the?U.S.

DEREGULATION, MERGERS, AND COST SAVINGS IN CLASS I U.S. RAILROADS, I. INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW Over a decade has Mergers since the passage of the Stagger's Act inthe final and most sweeping legislation in a decade-long series of rail.

We attempt to disentangle the effects of deregulation on rail costs from those directly attributable to mergers and acquisitions, employing a translog variable cost function, based on an unbalanced panel data set of annual observations for major U.S.

Class I railroads from to We find that both deregulation and mergers contributed significantly to cost by: The Staggers Act of largely deregulated the Class I Railroad industry and has had profound effects on labor. Between andemployment in the industry decreased by about 60%, while.

deregulation of the railroad industry likely reduced inefficiencies and increased the level of rents available.2 In our previous study, we found that employment levels have decreased, due to partial deregulation, mergers.

Industry costs and consolidation: Efficiency gains and mergers in the U.S. railroad industry Article (PDF Available) in Review of Industrial Organization 30(2) February with Reads. Abstract. As the title of this book (Transportation Policy and Economic Regulation: Essays in Honor of Theodore Keeler) suggests, Theodore Keeler has had a tremendous impact on the field of.

KEY PR POSTS FOR YOU NEW. Rail car and locomotive statistics: Fleet Stats NEW. Ontario invests billions in ambitious plan to boost GO Transit's commuter-rail service. EdgePoint report: Global rail industry racked up more mergers, acquisitions in M&A activity in global industrial products sector at high ebb in 4Q, PwC says.

Downloadable (with restrictions). Since partial deregulation inthere has been a massive consolidation of firms in the U.S. railroad industry premised largely on efficiency gains.

We estimate a cost function and use it to calculate cost effects for specific mergers and for all mergers at the industry level from – Our central results are that consolidation in the railroad.

specific cost savings as well as industry cost savings. The results suggest that early mergers gave very small effects, but recent “mega” mergers have given very large effects.

Our central result is that consolidation in the railroad industry from accounts for about a 17 percent reduction in industry. Read about Mergers & Acquisitions in the Transportation Industry – A Retrospective - Blog | Procurious on Procurious' blog, to learn more about how to develop your procurement professional.

Downloadable (with restrictions). We attempt to disentangle the effects of deregulation on rail costs from those directly attributable to mergers and acquisitions, employing a translog variable cost function, based on an unbalanced panel data set of annual observations for major U.S.

Class I railroads from to We find that both deregulation and mergers. Fig. 3 presents the time-series of the number (solid line) and the aggregate value (dashed line) of mergers in each deregulated industry in my sample.

16 The spikes in merger activity following industry deregulation are especially evident in the airlines, railroads, telecommunications, and trucking industries, while in the utilities industry Cited by: Mark L. Burton (), ‘Railroad Deregulation, Carrier Behavior, and Shipper Response: A Disaggregated Analysis’ 7.

Wesley W. Wilson (), ‘Cost Savings and Productivity in the Railroad Industry’ 8. Jerry Ellig (), ‘Railroad Deregulation and Consumer Welfare’ 9. Wesley W. Wilson (), ‘Market-Specific Effects of Rail. The Savings and Loan Crisis and Its Relationship to Banking Introduction No history of banking in the s would be complete without a discussion of the concurrent crisis in the savings and loan (S&L) industry.

– The Staggers Act was passed which allowed deregulation of the rail industry and greatly sped up the merger madness and abandonments that would dominate the remainder of the 20 th century.

– Rock Island Railroad. Foreign countries blamed deregulation for the global financial crisis. Inleaders at the G summit asked the United States to increase regulation of hedge funds and other financial firms.

  The Bush administration did not do so, allowing that reforms were needed but asserting that regulation would hobble U.S.Confronted with the same unit cost data, a monopolistic producer will charge T/F: The U.S. steel industry is an example of homogeneous oligopoly.

true. The largest efficiency gains from deregulation have occurred in the A) airlines, trucking, and railroad .