L’influence de l’École des Ponts et Chaussées au Portugal: ingénierie, management et tarification ferroviaire, l’œuvre de Severim de Azevedo

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Decisions on rail tariffs were a challenge for nineteenth-century companies, managers and governments in Europe. The aim of this paper is to present theoretical discussions on the decisions for pricing rail services, by examining the influences coming from the French École des Ponts et Chaussées to Portugal, in the 1880s. If Antoine Cournot, Jules Dupuit and Charles Ellet are the most known pioneers and forerunners in disseminating marginal economics, Eugénio Rodrigues Severim de Azevedo’s book illustrates how reasoning on rail economics was spreading micro-economics before the Marshallian economics of the 1890s, even in small and peripheral European countries such as Portugal.
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)253-273
JournalRevue d’histoire des chemins de fer
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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