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internalization of external costs

Transport | Noise

Economic aspects of transport

Stau auf einer Autobahn

Although the transport of people and goods ensures mobility and a wide variety of products, it also incurs a number of costs. Whereas the benefit of the goods added by transport is compensated by the prices of transport and transport services, other associated costs are only in part taken into account in decisions concerning how to execute transport. So-called external costs are ignored, especiall... read more


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