Our transport related research and consultancy is primarily focused on rail transport markets. In the course of the advancing liberalization of rail transport and the intensification of intra- and intermodal competition rail markets attract increased attention from political, regulatory, business and social points of view.
In particular, separation of rail infrastructure from rail transport business, privatization of rail undertakings, financing of rail infrastructure investments, provision of public transport services, extension of passenger rights, and improvement of rail competitiveness are discussed. In Germany, regulation of access to rail infrastructure has become more prominent due to the amendments of the legal framework and the devolution of powers to the Federal Network Agency.
Our research and consulting activities in transport markets focus on aspects of competition and regulatory economics. Moreover, we deal with the developments, structures, and conditions of competition in transport markets, as well as with corporate strategies.