Regional Output and Price Effects of Spatial Price Discrimination

  • John Greenhut
  • Melvin L. Greenhut
  • Hiroshi Ohta

Abstract

ROLF FUNCK’s interests in recent years (or should we say decades) have centered more and more on applied economics. These interests have extended from the taxing of motor traffic and the determining of how to make mass transit systems more efficient to forecasting and implementing regional economic growth. One might wonder how, given his practicality, the authors of this paper decided to avoid such subjects as urban transit, regional development, benefit-cost analysis and instead to focus on what can easily be referred to as being the opposite side of that coin: namely the theory of regional outputs and prices. We have two answers for our deviations: (i) Professor FUNCK has also worked often with the other side of the coin1, and (ii) our own interests have run the gamut from the one side to the other with our recent focus having centered on the hope that spatial microeconomic theory per se will take a giant leap forward during the 1990’s. We trust that this paper will not only reflect recent advances but promote interest in a side of spatial microeconomics that must be moved forward rapidly in the immediate future. If such movement can (and does) take place in the years to come, applications of theory will, in turn, be more penetrating and important than in the past.

Keywords

Transportation Dition Univer Monopoly Alphen 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Greenhut
  • Melvin L. Greenhut
  • Hiroshi Ohta

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