Title: Pricing of road transport in East Asia: issues and challenges

Authors: M.G. Parumog, S.R. Acharya

Addresses: Institute for Transport Policy Studies, 3-18-19 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001, Japan. ' Institute for Transport Policy Studies, 3-18-19 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001, Japan

Abstract: This paper aims to present a broad characterisation of the road transport pricing in East Asia (EA). Road transport pricing instruments remain fragmented despite pending regional economic integration. To understand pricing regime in the region, we reviewed the broad structure of road transport pricing in the region and performed an empirical analysis taking motor fuel pricing as determined by politico-economic variables using panel data. Issues and challenges in pricing for sustainable road transport are identified.

Keywords: transport pricing; sustainable transport; road-related taxes; East Asia; road transport; motor fuel pricing; sustainable development; sustainability.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESD.2009.024630

International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, 2009 Vol.8 No.3/4, pp.247 - 262

Available online: 13 Apr 2009 *

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