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


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

Video Archive: YouTube

 

On Friday, June 16, 2017, the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy presented 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.

 


Welcome and Introduction
(Slides  Video)

John Mayo, Georgetown University

“Royalty Stacking in the U.S. Freight Railroads: Cournot vs. Coase” 
(Slides  Video)

Alexei Alexandrov, Amazon
Russell Pittman, Department of Justice
Olga Ukhaneva*, Georgetown University

“Railway Restructuring and Organizational Choice: Network Quality and Welfare Impacts”
(Paper • Slides  Video) 

David Besanko*, Northwestern University

“Entreports and Urbanization: Evidence from U.S. Railroads”
(Slides  Video)

Hugh Montag, Northwestern University
Heyu Xiong*, Northwestern University 

“Trucking and Rail: Co-opetition in Intermodal Freight Traffic”
(Slides  Video)

Amanda Delp*, Georgetown University

CBPP Rail Research Compendium
(Compendium  Video)

Benjamin Zimmerman, Georgetown University

Economists Roundtable
moderated by John Mayo, Georgetown University
(Video)

Mark Burton, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
William Huneke, Consultant
Gerard McCullough, University of Minnesota
Russell Pittman, Department of Justice
 

“Policy Experiments in Rail: Assessing Alternative Grain Transportation Regulatory Policies in the Laboratory”
(Slides  Video)

James Nolan*, University of Saskatchewan
Derek Brewin, University of Manitoba

“Railroad Deregulation and Innovation in the Grain Supply Chain: Contrasting Shuttle and Non-Shuttle Grain Elevator Services”
(Slides  Video)

Elvis Ndembe*, North Dakota State University

“Contracting (Away) From Regulatory Rate Review: Evidence From Freight Rail”
(Slides  Video)

Jeffrey Macher*, Georgetown University
John Mayo, Georgetown University

“International Trade and the Demand for Transportation”
(Slides  Video)

Ferdinando Monte*, Georgetown University

“Sunk Costs, Regulatory Uncertainty and Firm Investment (SCRUFI)”
(Slides  Video)

Mark Burton, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
John Mayo, Georgetown University
Nathan Miller*, Georgetown University

Closing Remarks
(Video)

John Mayo, Georgetown University

(* indicates paper presenter)


 

 


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