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Impediments to the American Railroads’ Achieving their Comparative Advantage for Long-distance Movement

  • George W. Hilton
Part of the International Economic Association Publications book series (IEA)

Abstract

It is generally agreed that railroad transportation has a comparative advantage for long-distance inland movements of freight. It is also generally agreed that the American railroads are not realising this comparative advantage, though the reasons for this are in some dispute.

Keywords

Comparative Advantage Geographical Pattern Economic Organisation Transportation Company Freight Transport 
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© International Economic Association 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • George W. Hilton
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  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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