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Albalate, Daniel 1980-

Works: 20 works in 56 publications in 3 languages and 1,274 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee
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Most widely held works by Daniel Albalate
The economics and politics of high-speed rail : lessons from experiences abroad by Daniel Albalate( )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book introduces the main questions policy makers and scholars should examine when considering and studying high speed rail (HSR) implementation, with particular emphasis on the US's recent interest in this technology and possible application in California. The authors then review the experiences of the most significant implementations of HSR around the globe. This in-depth international perspective includes chapters on the pioneers of HSR (Japan and France), the European followers (Germany, Spain and Italy), as well as Asian experiences in China, Taiwan, and Korea. Among the most relevant findings, this study highlights how HSR projects that do not satisfy highly restrictive conditions-on mobility patterns, measured costs, and economically rational designs-that make it desirable have been the source of huge financial debacles and the economic failure of HSR in most cases, which result in unfortunate consequences for taxpayers
Evaluating high-speed rail : interdisciplinary perspectives by Daniel Albalate( )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapter 11: High-speed rail and PPPs: Between optimization and opportunism
The privatisation and nationalisation of European roads : success and failure in public-private partnerships by Daniel Albalate( Book )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This distinctive and timely book examines the current state and trends in the ownership, management and financing of European high capacity roads. Offering an analysis of three pioneer countries in road privatization, Spain, France and Italy, from their origins to their recent developments, it evaluates how the design of privatisation policies may lead to their success or failure. Describing the trend in favouring public-private collaboration and road charging, Professor Daniel Albalate presents the theoretical framework of road privatisation and its relevant design issues. Exhaustively studying the national experiences in historical perspective, he aims at providing lessons on the good, the bad and the ugly of road privatisation. As a result, this excellent study shows the increasing role of private financing and ownership in Europe, a trend mainly explained by fiscal motivations and the thrust of the European Commission. Presenting an evaluation of the critical elements of the contractual and regulatory design of the public-private collaboration that determines the likelihood of success and failure, this unique book will be of special interest to academics, graduate students and policy makers interested in the public provision and financing of road infrastructure, and public finance more generally. --Publisher description
La Indústria catalana després de la crisi( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in Catalan and Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apunts de política económica : fonaments i polítiques by Daniel Albalate( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Catalan and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lowering blood alcohol content levels to save lives : a european case study by Daniel Albalate( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economia del sector públic : fonaments i polítiques( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Catalan and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Regulación de las autopistas de peaje : los retos y dilemas del diseño concesional by Daniel Albalate( )

in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

L'endemà( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Catalan and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Documental que pretende responder con rigor a la pregunta sobre cómo se viviría en una Cataluña independiente y cómo debería ser ese nuevo país
High speed rail and tourism empirical evidence from Spain's provinces and cities by Daniel Albalate( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper evaluates how changes in the provision of HSR services do affect Tourism outcomes in Spain, a touristic country that has the longest and newest HSR network in Europe. The empirical strategy is based on Differences in Differences panel data methods with double fixed effects. Main data is drawn from the Spanish National Statistical Institute (INE) and covers 50 provinces within a time span of 15 years (1998-2013). For municipalities we consider a sample of touristic cities (identified by the Spanish National Statistical Institute) and we follow their touristic outcomes with monthly data between 2005 comparing the before and after situation. Our preliminary results indicate that High speed rail accessibility does not promote tourist activity, but offers a negative statistically significant impact on tourism outcomes when evaluated at Province level. Timing effects analysis shows that HSR only provides higher numbers of tourists during the first year, but this is reversed soon in the second and third year of operation. This result could be explained by the rigid network design not attached to ridership needs that exerts a substitution effect on air transportation, the main mode for long distance tourist mobility. Finally, the analysis of HSR impacts on touristic cities receiving this mode of transportation does not show any distinguishable change after the inauguration of HSR services
Nou país, nova democràcia( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Catalan and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

What shapes local public transportation in Europe? Economics, Mobility, Institutions, and Geography by Daniel Albalate( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shifting death to their alternatives : the case of toll motorways by Daniel Albalate( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Road safety determinants : do political institutions matter? by Daniel Albalate( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Economia de les Terres de l'Ebre anàlisi de l'estructura i dinàmica econòmica, i de l'especialització industrial by Germa Bel i Queralt( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Catalan and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Economics of Parking: Essays on Regulation, Competition and Information Frictions by Albert Gragera( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Parking policy has attracted considerable research interest in the past, but it is currently a hotly debated topic given the market-oriented turn taken by the sector and the complexities of the market's intrinsic distortions. The empirical literature tends to focus on curbside parking and generally considers garage parking simply as an outside option. However, garage parking is just as relevant as curbside parking, to the extent that the vast majority of parking spaces in European cities are provided by off-street parking garage facilities. Indeed, none of the previous studies take into account the impact of curbside parking regulation instruments on garage demand and private operators' price setting behavior; neither do they analyze the potential contribution of public garage provision to correct market distortions (as a means to counterbalance private garage localized market power), nor take into account potential information frictions that translate into market outcomes that deviate from perfect competition scenario. Thus, Chapter 2 analyzes the impact of garage fee and curbside regulation characteristics (fee and type of dedicated spaces) on garage parking demand (for both occasional parkers and subscribers). It presents an empirical estimation of garage demand elasticity to the garages' own fee and curbside fee cross-elasticity, which suggests that both goods are not perfect substitutes and curbside parking is preferred. As such, it identifies a relevant pricing distortion in the case of Barcelona. The chapter also provides evidence that the characteristics of curbside space regulation (commercial, mixed or resident-exclusive) has an impact on demand, but not always the one initially intended. Based on these results, we suggest policy interventions to address the pricing distortion and stress the need for an integrated market policy approach. Chapter 3 explores the determinants of private garage prices, focusing specifically on cost shifters and the interaction between curbside regulation and garage price-setting decisions, while also analyzing the role of market structure. It shows that the main price drivers are provision costs and quality shifters (land value, capacity, number of opening hours and type of payment). It suggests a negative relation between garage fee and curbside fee, capturing just how inefficiently the curb is used (cruising) and so giving garage operators the opportunity to further exert their market power. The chapter also challenges the assumption that more competition drives prices down, and shows that current public garage provision does not affect them. It shows that only the dominant position of private operators in the relevant market is positively related to garage prices. Additionally, our findings also confirm the possible theoretical link between parking and retail prices. Given these outcomes, the chapter examines potential policy interventions to address parking market distortions. Chapter 4 provides compelling evidence of the existence, and of the degree, of information frictions in the garage market. It also empirically tests whether parkers' lack of knowledge affects the level of prices they end up paying, suggesting that information frictions do translate into undesired market outcomes. It shows that information frictions are so pervasive that active search during a given trip does not help drivers reduce the fees they pay and only passive information acquisition through experience seems to help them. The chapter also suggests that garage operators might engage in price obfuscation, which allows them to exploit the consumers' lack of knowledge. Addressing existing information frictions therefore is a relevant policy issue if parking market efficiency is to be achieved and we make some recommendations regarding policy interventions that might be useful in this regard. Chapter 5 outlines the general conclusions that can be drawn from the thesis and identifies the policy implications derived from the study. The chapter stresses how the curbside premium represents an important price distortion in Barcelona's parking market and highlights the roles that the private sector and information friction play in this. We specifically stress the need to change current curbside and publicly provided garage parking pricing schemes and the added need of taking the private sector into account in an integrated parking market approach. In this chapter, we also identify the need to address the issue of imperfect information and practices of price obfuscation if market efficiency is to be achieved. Here, we propose a number of policy interventions that exploit the leading role played by the public sector in Barcelona's parking market and explore potential initiatives for public-private collaboration. Although our recommendations focus on the specific case of Barcelona, they may very well apply to other cities that face parking market distortions. Finally, based on the we identify further lines of research
Theroad against fatalities infrastructure spending vs. regulation? by Daniel Albalate( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The road safety literature is typified by a high degree of compartmentalization between studies that focus on infrastructure and traffic conditions and those devoted to the evaluation of public policies and regulations. As a result, few studies adopt a unified empirical framework in their attempts at evaluating the road safety performance of public interventions, thus limiting our understanding of successful strategies in this regard. This paper considers both types of determinants in an analysis of a European country that has enjoyed considerable success in reducing road fatalities. After constructing a panel data set with road safety outcomes for all Spanish provinces between 1990 and 2009, we evaluate the role of the technical characteristics of infrastructure and recent infrastructure spending together with the main regulatory changes introduced. Our results show the importance of considering both types of determinants in a unified framework. Moreover, we highlight the importance of spending in maintenance given its effectiveness in reducing fatalities and casualties in the current economic context of austerity that is having such a marked impact on investment efforts in Spain
Regulating road structures : concessions, tolls, and road safety by Daniel Albalate( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

What shapes local public transportation in Europe? : economics, mobility, institutions, and geography by Daniel Albalate( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Privatization and regulatory reform of toll motorways in Europe by Daniel Albalate( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This article analyzes current trends in toll motorway privatization in Europe as an illustration of the paradox of simultaneous deregulation/privatization and reregulation. Changes in the form of government intervention are identified as transitions from internal control on processes and inputs to external control on performance outputs. The state guarantees its capability to intervene and seek its own objectives even when giving up public property. In fact, output regulation is a partial substitute for public ownership. We analyze the hypothesis that privatization of motorways spurs price regulation. Indeed, we observe that toll regulation becomes more detailed as the private sector increases in size, which is a regular reaction across different institutional frameworks. This result is consistent with the literature on the rise of a regulatory state, which emerges with a new mode of governance based on indirect government. Moreover, the study provides evidence of the importance of temporal context in modeling public sector restructuring."--Editor
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Alternative Names
Albalate, D. 1980-

Albalate, D. (Daniel), 1980-

Albalate del Sol, Daniel

Albalate del Sol, Daniel 1980-

Sol, Daniel Albalate del 1980-

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