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Fielbaum, Andres (author), Tirachini, Alejandro (author), Alonso-Mora, J. (author)
We analyse the sources of economies and diseconomies of scale in On-Demand Ridepooling (ODRP), disentangling three effects: when demand grows, average costs are reduced due to i) a larger fleet that diminishes waiting and walking times (Mohring Effect), and ii) matching users with more similar routes (Better-matching Effect). A counter...
journal article 2023
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Fielbaum, Andres (author), Jara-Diaz, Sergio (author), Gschwender, Antonio (author)
In this paper, we incorporate the spacing of transit lines in addition to frequencies, vehicle sizes and routes in both the design and the analysis of scale economies in transit systems. First, we present a way of looking at lines spacing in a simple parallel-lines-model whose properties regarding optimal design and scale economies are...
journal article 2020
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Blank, J.L.T. (author), Enserink, B. (author), van Heezik, A.A.S. (author)
In the last four decades, the Dutch drinking water industry has undergone two major policy reforms, namely the consolidation of the industry by stimulating mergers and the introduction of yardstick competition by applying benchmarks. This paper addresses the question of whether these two instruments have improved productivity. Productivity...
journal article 2019
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Niaounakis, T.K. (author), Blank, J.L.T. (author)
Inter-municipal cooperation is increasingly popular in European countries. Saving cost is a key motivation. This paper analyses the relation between inter-municipal cooperation and cost efficiency among Dutch municipal tax departments between 2005 and 2012. Motivated by the notion that cost savings are ascribed to scale economies, the...
journal article 2017
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Blank, J.L.T. (author), van Hulst, B.L. (author), Valdmanis, Vivian (author)
In this paper, we address the issue of whether it is economically advantageous to concentrate emergency rooms (ERs) in large hospitals. Besides identifying economies of scale of ERs, we also focus on chain economies. The latter term refers to the effects on a hospital's costs of ER patients who also need follow-up inpatient or outpatient...
journal article 2016
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Van Beers, C. (author), Van der Panne, G. (author)
This study examines the impact of external and internal scale economies on the decision to start exporting and the level of exports of innovating firms. Based on new trade theory, increasing returns to scale—both internal and external scale economies—are considered an important source of comparative and competitive advantage. The empirical...
journal article 2009
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