Economics of Urban Highway Congestion and Pricing

  • John F. McDonald
  • Edmond L. d’Ouville
  • Louie Nan Liu

Part of the Transportation Research, Economics and Policy book series (TRES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John F. McDonald, Edmond L. d’Ouville, Louie Nan Liu
      Pages 1-6
  3. Highway Traffic Flow

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. John F. McDonald, Edmond L. d’Ouville, Louie Nan Liu
      Pages 9-14
    3. John F. McDonald, Edmond L. d’Ouville, Louie Nan Liu
      Pages 15-22
    4. John F. McDonald, Edmond L. d’Ouville, Louie Nan Liu
      Pages 23-34
  4. Commuter Choice of Tollways Versus Freeways

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. John F. McDonald, Edmond L. d’Ouville, Louie Nan Liu
      Pages 37-42
    3. John F. McDonald, Edmond L. d’Ouville, Louie Nan Liu
      Pages 43-50
  5. Congestion Pricing in the Short Run

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. John F. McDonald, Edmond L. d’Ouville, Louie Nan Liu
      Pages 53-65
    3. John F. McDonald, Edmond L. d’Ouville, Louie Nan Liu
      Pages 67-83
    4. John F. McDonald, Edmond L. d’Ouville, Louie Nan Liu
      Pages 85-96
    5. John F. McDonald, Edmond L. d’Ouville, Louie Nan Liu
      Pages 97-114
    6. John F. McDonald, Edmond L. d’Ouville, Louie Nan Liu
      Pages 115-132
  6. Road Capacity and Pricing in the Long Run

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. John F. McDonald, Edmond L. d’Ouville, Louie Nan Liu
      Pages 135-140
    3. John F. McDonald, Edmond L. d’Ouville, Louie Nan Liu
      Pages 141-158
    4. John F. McDonald, Edmond L. d’Ouville, Louie Nan Liu
      Pages 159-169

About this book

Introduction

Economics of Urban Highway Congestion and Pricing offers the most extensive examination to date of the relationship between congestion tolls and highway capacity in the long run. This study breaks new ground in the economic theory of optimal road capacity by including theoretical contributions, empirical studies, and simulation experiments that all pertain to the general topic reflected in the title. The book is organized into four sections: 1) highway traffic flow; 2) commuter choice of tollways versus freeways; 3) congestion pricing in the short run; and 4) road capacity and pricing in the long run.
In particular, the first section on highway traffic flow examines the chief models and empirical studies of vehicular flow on urban highways. The second section of the book is a theoretical and empirical examination of the choice that commuters make between urban tollways and freeways. The third section is devoted to congestion pricing in the short run, the time period in which the urban highway facilities are taken as given. This section is the most important part of the book from the standpoint of public policy. The fourth and last section of the book considers road capacity and pricing in the long run, with the concluding chapter gathering the authors' main results in one place and making recommendations both for current policy and for future research.

Keywords

Import economic theory public policy simulation traffic

Authors and affiliations

  • John F. McDonald
    • 1
  • Edmond L. d’Ouville
    • 2
  • Louie Nan Liu
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Illinois at ChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Indiana University NorthwestUSA
  3. 3.Louis Berger and AssociatesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-5231-4
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7384-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-5231-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-4387
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