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dc.contributor.authorAmbler, T. I.
dc.date.accessioned2009-03-11T02:21:45Z
dc.date.available2009-03-11T02:21:45Z
dc.date.issued1976-08
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/883
dc.description.abstractThe justification for the setting of rate maximums and minimums by the New Zealand Ministry of Transport for the rural road goods transport industry is reviewed in the light of the continuing need for greater efficiency in the farm servicing industries. Doubts are raised as to the validity of the original justifications in today's context. Because the rural road goods transport industry provides an unscheduled service, rate setting by Government is not clearly consistent with economic efficiency. The forces of price competition are not acting to reduce prices. Rather, farmers are paying for the luxury of service competition with rates being fixed by a third party, within a narrow range and on a cost plus criterion. It is suggested that minimum rate controls should be removed, that rates charged should more closely reflect cost differences and that controls over entry to the industry should be relaxed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln College. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit.en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper (Lincoln College (University of Canterbury). Agricultural and Economics Research Unit) ; no. 35en
dc.subjecttransport industryen
dc.subjectfreighten
dc.subjecttransportationen
dc.subjecteconomic efficiencyen
dc.subjecteconomic aspectsen
dc.subjectagricultural commoditiesen
dc.titleRate regulation and economic efficiency in rural road goods transporten
dc.typeDiscussion Paperen
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::340000 Economics::340200 Applied Economics::340201 Agricultural economicsen
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::340000 Economics::340200 Applied Economics::340205 Industry economics and industrial organisationen
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::350000 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services::350400 Transportationen
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::340000 Economics::340200 Applied Economics::340211 Transport economicsen
lu.contributor.unitAgribusiness and Economics Research Uniten


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