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The Economics and Regulation of the Freight Rail Industry, Third Annual Research Colloquium

Friday, June 16, 2017 -
8:00am to 5:30pm
Rafik B. Hariri Building - Fisher Colloquium, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

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On Friday, June 16, 2017, the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy will present the Third Annual Research Colloquium on the Economics and Regulation of the Freight Rail Industry. The Colloquium was launched at the Center in June 2015 to promote new economic research and extend understanding of the freight rail industry. The Colloquium assembles academics, rail industry practitioners and specialists, industry leaders, government officials, and policymakers and fosters open and well-informed discussion around key economic and policy issues of the freight rail industry.

Papers will include (* indicates the presenting author):

  • "Policy Experiments in Rail: Assessing Alternative Grain Transportation Regulatory Policies in the Laboratory"  
    James Nolan*, University of Saskatchewan and Derek BrewinUniversity of Manitoba 
  • "Railroad Deregulation and Innovation in the Grain Supply Chain: Contrasting Shuttle and Non-Shuttle Grain Elevator Services"
    Elvis Ndembe*, North Dakota State University 
  • "Entreports and Urbanization: Evidence from US Railroads"
    Hugh Montag, Northwestern University and Heyu Xiong*Northwestern University
  • "Trucking and Rail: Coopetition in Container Shipping"
    Amanda Delp*Georgetown University
  • "Royalty Stacking in the U.S. Freight Railroads: Cournot vs. Coase"
    Alexei AlexandrovAmazon.comRussell Pittman*, U.S. Department of Justice, and Olga UkhanevaGeorgetown University
  • "Railway Restructuring and Organizational Choice: Network Quality and Welfare Impacts"
    David Besanko*Northwestern University
  • "Contracting (Away) From Regulatory Rate Review: Evidence From Freight Rail"
    Jeffrey Macher*, Georgetown University and John Mayo, Georgetown University
  • "International Trade and the Demand for Transportation"
    Ferdinando Monte*Georgetown University
  • "Sunk Costs, Regulatory Uncertainty and Firm Investment (SCRUFI)"
    Mark BurtonUniversity of TennesseeJohn MayoGeorgetown University, and Nathan Miller*Georgetown University


More details about the colloquium will follow as it approaches.

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