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The world's first railway system : enterprise, competition, and regulation on the railway network in Victorian Britain

Author: Micah Avni
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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This is the first history of the British railway system written from a modern economic perspective. It uses conterfactual analysis to construct an alternative network to represent the most efficient  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Micah Avni
ISBN: 0199213976 9780199213979
OCLC Number: 471453255
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ; 1. Introduction and Summary ; 2. Railways in the Victorian Economy ; 3. The Counterfactual Network ; 4. Regional Comparisons ; 5. Joint Lines ; 6. Regulation ; 7. Business Strategies and their Effects ; 8. Conclusions ; BIBLIOGRAPHY ; APPENDICES ; 1. Deposited plans ; 2. Notes on the Local and Personal Acts tabulated in Chapter 2 ; 3. Network geometry ; 4. The Counterfactual Network: Route descriptions ; 5. Analysis of Hubs ; 6. Excerpts from the Counterfactual Timetable ; 7. A Formal Model of Victorian Railway Regulation
Responsibility: Mark Casson.

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The high quality of the methodology and bibliography of this volume reflect its academic origins...well worth careful study. * Today's Railways *

 
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