ESTIMATION OF MODAL DEMAND ELASTICITIES IN GRAIN TRANSPORTATION

Recent legislation in the transportation industry has stimulated a move toward more flexibility in railroad pricing and has consequently provided the impetus for the analysis of transportation demand. Modal demands for grain transportation are analyzed in this paper using a derived demand approach assuming dual relationships between production and cost functions of shippers' distribution activities. Hypotheses were introduced in the empirical specification about the effects of rail car shortages and the introduction of multiple-car rail rates. The model was estimated and hypotheses tested in the case of eastbound wheat and barley shipments form North Dakota.


Issue Date:
1984-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/32135
Published in:
Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 09, Number 2
Page range:
244-258
Total Pages:
15




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