Second-best congestion pricing and user heterogeneity in static transportation networks

Toyokazu Kido, Yasushi Masuda

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This paper explores the second-best pricing problem of congested transportation networks with elastic demand where only a subset of links are charged. We derive a simple expression of the second-best pricing rule and provide a clear interpretation to the second-best pricing. Also examined is the issue of heterogeneity and anonymity of users. We extend the analysis of the second-best price to the case with heterogeneous user population, and study the impact of type-dependent/independent pricing schemes on social welfare.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-171
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of the Operations Research Society of Japan
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun


  • Anonymity
  • Congestion pricing
  • Economics
  • Networks
  • Second best
  • Transportation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Decision Sciences
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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