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The Impact of Including Service Quality into Efficiency Analysis: The Case of Franchising Regional Rail Passenger Serves in Germany

Based on a 12 years panel data set for franchised regional rail services, this paper studies the impact of including service quality into an analysis of efficiency differences between the German public transport authorities (PTAs) in using their available public funds. The analysis employs a two-stage efficiency analysis with a Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) in the first stage and a Tobit panel model ...

In: Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 119 (2019), S. 284-300 | Heike Link
Diskussionspapiere 1851 / 2020

Cost Efficiency and Endogenous Regulatory Choices: Evidence from the Transport Industry in France

We study the impact of different regulatory designs on the cost efficiency of operators providing a public service, exploiting data from the French transport industry. The distinctive feature of the study is that it considers regulatory regimes as endogenously determined choices, explained by economic, political, and institutional variables. Our approach leans on a positive analysis to study the determinants ...

2020| Joanna Piechucka
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The Effects of the 2013 Floods on Germany’s Freight Traffic

This article analyzes the spatio-temporal effect of the 2013 floods on freight traffic in Germany by using automatic traffic counter data. The methodology uses a proven time-series outlier detection and identification technique to endogenously determine if a counter was affected during the flood and estimate the magnitude and duration of the change in the number of vehicles passing through it. This ...

In: Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment (2020), im Ersch. [online first: 2020-02-25] | Julio G. Fournier Gabela, Luis Sarmiento
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How to Liberalise Rail Passenger Services? Lessons from European Experience

This paper studies the experience of Europe's three most liberalised railways - Sweden, Germany and Britain - in opening-up rail passenger services to competition by means of competitive tendering, and seeks to draw lessons for countries that are just starting the process, such as France. It also comments on experience of competition in the market in these and other countries (this form of competition ...

In: Transport Policy 79 (2019), S. 11-20 | Chris Nash, Andrew Smith, Yves Crozet, Heike Link, Jan-Eric Nilsson
Diskussionspapiere 1848 / 2020

Economic Effects of Transportation Infrastructure Quantity and Quality: A Study of German Counties

In this paper, we analyze the impact of transportation infrastructure quantity and quality on regional economic production. We exploit an extensive panel dataset on the German county level (N=401), expressing the capital value and condition of highways between 2007 and 2016, to estimate a spatially extended translog production function. The spatial specification uses SLX and SDEM models, with various ...

2020| Dennis Gaus, Heike Link
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Dawud Ansari has successfully defended his dissertation

Dawud Ansari, who works at the Energy, Transportation, Environment Department, has successfully defended his dissertation at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The dissertation with the title "Numerical models for emerging energy and resource issues: Examples from tight oil, global energy, and rural electrification" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Klaus Eisenack (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) ...

11.11.2019
DIW Weekly Report 14 / 2019

The Low-Wage Sector in Germany Is Larger Than Previously Assumed

The total number of dependent employees in Germany has increased by more than four million since the financial crisis. Part of this growth took place in the low-wage sector. Analyses based on data from the Socio-Economic Panel, which in 2017 for the first time include detailed information on secondary employment, show that there were around nine million low-wage employment contracts in Germany that ...

2019| Markus M. Grabka, Carsten Schröder
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Does the Law of One Price Hold for Hedonic Prices?

Hedonic prices of locational attributes in urban land markets are determined by a process of spatial arbitrage that is similar to that which underpins the law of one price. If hedonic prices deviate from their spatial equilibrium values then individuals can benefit from changing locations. I examine whether the law holds for the hedonic price of rail access using a unique historical dataset for Berlin ...

In: Urban Studies 55 (2018), 15, S. 3299-3317 | Sevrin Waights
DIW Roundup 131 / 2019

The Impact of Mobile Money in Developing Countries

Mobile money is a success story in terms of facilitating account ownership and payments in developing and emerging countries. Today, telecommunication companies offer mobile money services across more than 90 countries. The most popular services are deposits and instant digital money transfers between users. Widespread mobile money adoption is boosting financial inclusion, reducing in transaction costs ...

2019| Jana Hamdan
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Occupational Knowledge and Educational Mobility: Evidence from the Introduction of Job Information Centers

This study examines the causal link between individuals' occupational knowledge and educational choices as well as labor market entry. We proxy occupational knowledge with mandatory visits to job information centers (JICs) in Germany while still attending school. Exogenous variation in the establishment of JICs makes it possible to estimate intention-to-treat effects in a difference-in-differences ...

In: Economics of Education Review 69 (2019), S. 108-124 | Nils Saniter, Daniel D. Schnitzlein, Thomas Siedler
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