WIT Press


The Drawbacks Of Deregulation In The Taxi Market: Evidence From The International Scenario And The Italian Experience

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT000081

Volume

49

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,233 kb

Author(s)

A.S. Bergantino and E. Longobardi

Abstract

After a very long period of strict regulation of the taxi industry in almost all countries, at the beginning of the eighties, some North American cities initiated deregulatory processes but, in general, with unsatisfactory results. More recently, the question of liberalising the taxi market has acquired renovated interests and different countries have experimented deregulation, although, again, with an outcome well below expectations. This work offers a concise review of liberalisation policies in different countries and, in particular, focuses on the recent initiatives of the City Council of Rome, the first Local Authority in Italy to introduce measures of deregulation. 1 Introduction In the economic literat

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