MEASURING THE EQUITY BURDEN IN PUBLIC SERVICE PROVISION: THE CASE OF NEW JERSEY TOLL ROADS

Authors

  • JONATHAN PETERS,

  • CAMERON GORDON


Abstract

Economic theory recognises equity dimensions of social welfare as well as efficiency issues. This paper examines three measures of equity—horizontal, vertical and locational—analysing data from the toll collections on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway. Policy implications are provided.

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