When a Rose Is Not a Rose: A Review of Recent Estimates of Congestion Costs

Publication Type

Magazine Article

Date Published

05/2004

LBNL Report Number

LBNL-52739

Abstract

Careful examination of congestion costs leads to some conclusions that are counterintuitive. For example, consumer costs may rise, not fall, as a result of reducing congestion, and minimizing consumer costs may not increase aggregate social wealth.

Magazine

The Electricity Journal

Volume

17

Year of Publication

2004

Refereed Designation

Non-Refereed

Type of Article

Journal

Issue Number

4