Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Crowding-in or crowding out : an empirical analysis on the effect of subsidies on individual willingness-to-pay for public transportation
Authors: Liberatore, Florian
Tscheulin, Dieter
Lindenmeier, Jörg
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2013.10.023
Published in: Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice
Volume(Issue): 59
Page(s): 250
Pages to: 261
Issue Date: Jan-2014
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Elsevier
ISSN: 0191-2607
Language: English
Subject (DDC): 
Abstract: Public transportation throughout the world is highly subsidized. User knowledge about public subsidies may affect their willingness to pay for public transport services and alter demand and related passenger fare revenues. This is especially relevant in view of the increasing availability of information about public subsidies. An empirical study reveals a crowding-in effect, on average, on WTP (willingness to pay) as a result of access to information about public subsidies that generates concerns of fairness. Crowding-out effects also occur, caused by considerations of double financing and free-riding, although they are minor. Study results show that public transportation companies as well as financing institutions should highlight the existence of subsidies to produce crowding-in effects in the WTP for public transportation, to maximize public valuation (WTP) of public transportation. This should increase self-generated revenues of public transportation services.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Winterthur Institute of Health Economics (WIG)
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