Regulation, Open-Access Transportation, and Productive Efficiency

Regulation, Open-Access Transportation, and Productive Efficiency This paper examines the initial impact of open-accesstransportation on firm efficiency. Under open-accesstransportation, firms provide transportation servicefor a general class of customers on anon-discriminatory basis. Open-access transportationmay enhance competition among firms, and lead toincreases in firm efficiency as well as lower prices forconsumers. The transportation program's impact onproductive efficiency is tested using a 1977–1989panel of 20 U.S. interstate natural gas pipelinecompanies. Results indicate that the program led to(i) a small reduction in transportation cost, and (ii)small increases in firm efficiency. Review of Industrial Organization Springer Journals

Regulation, Open-Access Transportation, and Productive Efficiency

Loading next page...
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright © 2000 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Economics; Industrial Organization; Microeconomics
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site


You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial