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2008-10-01 | project

Reforming Transportation Price and Tax Policies in San José, Costa Rica

Our research aims to develop a conceptual and empirical framework for analyzing the benefits and costs of various options for reforming pricing transportation in San José, and to use it to develop concrete policy recommendations.

Air pollution from mobile sources is an urgent problem in Costa Rica, but policy makers lack guidance to inform their efforts to develop policies and programs to address it. We believe this research will fill this gap.

This research will contribute to the analytical economic literature on the transportation pricing. To our knowledge, ours would be the first published study of the transportation pricing in Costa Rica.