Journal Of The Econometric Society

An International Society for the Advancement of Economic
Theory in its Relation to Statistics and Mathematics

Edited by: Guido W. Imbens • Print ISSN: 0012-9682 • Online ISSN: 1468-0262

Econometrica: Oct, 1961, Volume 29, Issue 4

The Theory and Measurement of Private and Social Cost of Highway Congestion<676:TTAMOP>2.0.CO;2-Q
p. 676-699

A. A. Walters

This paper attempts to apply the theory of marginal cost pricing to the services of the highways of the U.S.A. Empirical evidence suggests that "efficient prices" are generally much higher than present levels. This Implies that gasoline taxes should be increased and Special tolls charged in congested areas.

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