Research and Vita

 

Vita

 

PAPERS IN PROGRESS

Markups and Scale Elasticities in the Railroad Industry: A Bayesian Approach (Joint with Taylor McKenzie)-Under revision

Coal , Transportation and the Clean Air Act:  Estimation of Mixed Continuos Choices with Numerous Alternatives-Under revision

USDA Project

Wilson, Wesley W., Rail Rates for Grain Shipments over Time, 2019

PUBLISHED or Forthcoming

Friedt, Felix, and Wesley W. Wilson, “Trade, Transportation and Trade Imbalances: An Empirical Examination of International Markets and Backhauls.”  Canadian Journal of Economics, (forthcoming)

Burton, Mark, and Wesley W. Wilson, ““Economically Efficient Composition of Rural Infrastructure Investment,” in The Economic Returns to Rural Infrastructure Investments. Farm Foundation, 2018. Available:  https://www.farmfoundation.org/projects/economic-returns-to-rural-infrastructure-investment-1956-d1/

Miller, Keaton S., and Wesley W. Wilson, “Governance Structure and Exit: Evidence
from California Hospitals Review of Industrial Organization,” Review of Industrial
Organization (forthcoming).

Gokhale, Jayendra S., “Product Life-Cycles: New Products, Quality, Substitutes, and
Advertising in the Theatrical Movie Markets,” Journal of International Business and
Economics (forthcoming).

Färe, Rolf, Taylor K. McKenzie, Wesley W. Wilson, and Wenfeng Yan, “Mergers,
Efficiency, and Productivity in the Railroad Industry: An Attribute-Incorporated Data
Envelopment Analysis Approach,” in Transportation Policy and Economic Regulation: Essays
in Honor of Theodore Keeler, eds.  John Bitzan and James Peoples (forthcoming)

Lukinova, Evgeniya, Wesley W. Wilson, and Mikhail Myagkov, “Cooperation in the
Social Domain: Prisoners’ Dilemma and Social Interactions,” Handbook of Behvioral
Industrial Organization, eds. Carol Tremblay, Victor J. Tremblay, and Elizabeth
Schroder, Edward Elgar Publishing, (forthcoming)

Bruce A. Blonigen, and Wesley W. Wilson, “Trade Costs, Trade and Port Efficiency,”
Handbook of International Trade and Transportation, eds. Bruce A. Blonigen and
Wesley W. Wilson, Edward Elgar Publishing, (forthcoming)

Schmalensee, Richard L., and Wesley W. Wilson, “The Staggers Act at 35:  Railroad Economics and Regulation,” Review of Industrial Organization (forthcoming)

Blonigen, Bruce A., and Wesley W. Wilson, “International Trade and Transportation:
An Introduction,” Handbook of International Trade and Transportation, eds. Bruce A.
Blonigen and Wesley W. Wilson, Edward Elgar Publishing, (forthcoming)

Wilson, Wesley W., and Frank Wolak, “Rail Costing and Regulation:  The Uniform Rail Costing System,”  Review of Industrial Organization (forthcoming).  Supplementary Tables/Figures: Freight Rail Costing and Regulation: The Uniform Rail Costing System

Schmalensee, Richard L., and Wesley W. Wilson, “Modernizing U.S. Freight Rail Regulation,” Review of Industrial Organization (forthcoming).

Henrickson, Kevin E., and Wesley W. Wilson, “The Convergence of Low-Cost and Legacy Airline Operations,” Advances in Airline Economics Vol.5, eds, John D. Bitzan, James H. Peoples, and Wesley W. Wilson, (Emerald Press: UK), 2016 (in press).

Thacker, Michael J., and Wesley W. Wilson, “Telephony Choices and the Evolution of Cell Phones,” Journal of Regulatory Economics. Volume 48 No 1, August 2015. (lead article).

Henrickson, Kevin E., and Wesley W. Wilson, “Agricultural Transportation by Rail:  Consolidation, Competition, and Fuel Prices”, Choices.  (3rd quarter 2015)

Anderson, Simon P., and Wesley W. Wilson, “Market Power in Transportation:  Spatial Equilibrium under Bertrand Competition,” Economics of Transportation, Vol 4, No 1-2,  pp. 7-15. 2015.

Wilson, Wesley W., “A Symposium Commemorating 40 Year of Maritime Research,” Maritime Policy and Management.  Vol. 40 No. 2. 2013.  pp. 615-7.

Blonigen, Bruce, and Wesley W. Wilson, “The Growth and Patterns of International Trade,” Maritime Policy and Management. Vol. 40 No. 2 2013.  Pp. 618-35.

Mahoney, Daniel, and Wesley W. Wilson, “Airport and Airline Substitution Effects in Multi-Airport Markets,”The Economics of International Airline Transport (Advances in Airline Economics Vol.4 (2014), pp. 309-337.

Henrickson, Kevin E. and Wesley W. Wilson, “Voting, Regulation, and the Railroad Industry: An Analysis of Private and Public Interest Voting Patterns.”  Review of Industrial Organization Vol. 43 (August, 2013) No.1/2. pp.  7-19.

Wilson, Wesley W., “Introduction:  The Interstate Commerce Act. Review of Industrial Organization.  Vol. 43 (August, 2013) No. ½.  pp. 3-6.

Blonigen, Bruce A., Benjamin Liebman, and Wesley W. Wilson, “Antidumping and Production-line Exit:  The Case of the U.S. Steel Industry.”  Review of Industrial Organization, Vol. 42(4), June 2013, pp. 395-413.

Fan, Lixian, Meifeng Luo, and Wesley W. Wilson, “Pricing Joint Products in Liner Shipping,” International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, Vol. 6 2014), No. 4, pp. 371-386 (lead article).

Blonigen, Bruce, Benjamin Liebman, Justin Pierce, and Wesley W. Wilson, “Are All Trade Protection Policies Created Equal?  Empirical Evidence for Nonequivalent Market Power Effects of Tariffs and Quotas,” Journal of International Economics, Vol. 89(2), March 2013, pp. 369-378.

Luo, Meifeng, Lixian Fan, and Wesley W. Wilson, “Firm Growth and Market Concentration in Liner Shipping,” Journal Transport Economics and Policy, Vol. 48(1), January, 2014, pp. 171-187.

Mahoney, Dan, and Wesley W. Wilson (2011), “The Size and Growth of Airports” Advances in Airline Economics, Vol 3, pp. 233-273.

Henrickson, Kevin E. and Wesley W. Wilson. 2012. “Prices and Costs in Transportation: A Case Study of Railroad Pricing of Corn Shipments under Partial Deregulation and Competitive Alternatives.” in The Business of Transportation, edited by Darren Prokop, Praeger Publishers.  pp 176-198.

Fan, Lixian, Mohan M. Koehler (2012), and Wesley W. Wilson, “Intermodalism and New Trade Flows.” The Blackwell Companion to Maritime Economics, edited by Wayne Talley, Blackwell, pp. 121-137.

Wilson, Wesley, W. (2011).  “Information, Trade, and Efficiency.”  Round Table on Information and Communications Technologies for Innovative Global Freight Transport Systems.”   International Transportation Forum Round Table.  available at link.

Blonigen, Bruce A., and Wesley W. Wilson (2010) “Foreign Subsidization and Excess Capacity.”  Journal of International Economics.  Vol. 80(2), pp. 200-211.

Train, Kenneth, and Wesley W. Wilson (2009). “Monte Carlo Analysis of SP-off-RP Data.” Journal of Choice Modeling.  Vol. 2(1), 101-117.

Wilson, Wesley W., and Mark L. Burton (2011).  The Economics of Railroad Operations: Resurgence of a Declining Industry, in Handbook of Transportation Engineering, 2nd edition Myer Kutz, McGraw-Hill: New York.

Train, Kenneth, and Wesley W. Wilson (2008). “Transportation Demand and Volume Sensitivity: A Study of Grain Shippers in the Upper Mississippi River Valley.” Transportation Research Record No. 2062. pp. 66-73.

Wilson, William W., Wesley W. Wilson, and Bruce Dahl  (2009). “Protein and the Demand for Hard Wheat.” Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Vol. 53, pp. 285-303.

Anderson, Simon P., and Wesley W. Wilson (2008). “Spatial Competition, Pricing, and Market Power in Transportation: A Dominant Firm Model.” Journal of Regional Science Vol. 48(2), pp. 367-397.

Train, Kenneth, and Wesley W. Wilson (2008) “Estimation on Stated-Preference Experiments Constructed from Revealed-Preference Choices.” Transportation Research – B, Vol. 42 (2008), 191-2003.

Bitzan, John and Wesley W. Wilson  (2006). “Industry Costs and Consolidation: Efficiency Gains and Mergers in the Railroad Industry.” Review of Industrial Organization. Vol 30(2), March, 81-105. (Lead Article)

Blonigen, Bruce B., and Wesley W. Wilson  (2008). “Port Efficiency and Trade Flows,” Review of International Economics, Vol. 16 (February, 2008) No. 1, pp. 21-36.

Henrickson, Kevin E. and Wesley W. Wilson (2008).  “Compensation, Unionization and Deregulation in the Motor Carrier Industry.” Journal of Law and Economics.   No. 51(1), pp. 153-177.

Thoma, Mark A., and Wesley W. Wilson (2006).  “Market Adjustments over Transportation Networks: A Time Series Analysis of Grain Movements on the Mississippi Inland Waterway System.”  Journal of Transport Economics and Policy.  Vol. 40 (May) No. 2, pp. 149-72 (Lead Article).

Train, Kenneth, and Wesley W. Wilson (2007).  “Spatially Generated Transportation Demands.”  in Scott Dennis and Wayne K. Talley eds., Research in Transport Economics: Railroad Economics, Vol 20, pp. 97-118.

Bitzan, John and Wesley W.  Wilson (2007).  “A Hedonic Cost Function Approach to Estimating Railroad Costs,” in Scott Dennis and Wayne K. Talley eds., Research in Transport Economics: Railroad Economics, Vol 20, pp. 119-152.

Burton, Mark, and Wesley W. Wilson (2006).  “Network Pricing: Service Differentials, Scale Economics, and Vertical Exclusion in Railroad Markets.” Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, Vol. 40 No. 2. pp. 255-77.

Anderson, Simon P., and Wesley W. Wilson  (2007). Spatial Modeling in Transportation,” in Jeremy F. Plant ed., Handbook of Transportation Policy and Administration (CRC Press: Middletown, PA.), pp. 255-280.

Henrickson, Kevin E., and Wesley W. Wilson  (2007). “ A Description of the Inland Waterway System and Planning Models.” in Jeremy F. Plant ed., Handbook of Transportation Policy and Administration (CRC Press: Middletown, PA.), pp. 53-       78.

Wilson, Wesley W (2006). Vessel, Firm, and Lock Efficiency Measures in Lock Performance, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board No. 1963, pp. 1-8 (Lead Article).

Train, Kenneth, and Wesley W. Wilson  (2006).  Spatial Demand Decisions in the Pacific Northwest: Mode Choices and Market Areas. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board No. 1963, pp. 9-14.

Thoma, Mark A. , and Wesley W. Wilson (2005).    “Leading Transportation Indicators: Forecasting Waterborne Commerce Statistics using Lock Performance Data.” Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, Vol. 44 (Summer) No. 2.

Henrickson, Kevin, and Wesley W. Wilson (2005).   A Model of Spatial Market Areas and Transportation Demands, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board No. 1909, pp. 31-8.

Thoma, Mark A., and Wesley W. Wilson (2005).   Study of Short-Run Movements in Grain on Inland Waterway System,  Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board No. 1909, pp. 8-16.

Blonigen, Bruce A., KaSaundra Tomlin, and Wesley W. Wilson (2004).   Tariff-jumping, FDI and Domestic Firms  Profits,  Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 37 (August), pp. 656-77.

Davis, David E., and Wesley W. Wilson  (2003).  Wages in Rail Markets: Deregulation, Mergers, and Changing Network Characteristics, Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 69, No. 4, pp. 865-85.

Wilson, Wesley W., and Mark L. Burton (2004).  The Economics of Railroad Operations: Resurgence of a Declining Industry, in Handbook of Transportation Engineering, ed. Myer Kutz, McGraw-Hill: New York, 2004.

Wilson, Wesley W., and Yimin Zhou (2001).   Are Monopolies in Local Telephone Markets Unnatural? International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 19 (May 2001) No. 6, pp. 909-930.

Wilson, Wesley W. and William W. Wilson (2001).  A Deregulation, Rate Incentives, and Efficiency in Railroad Shipping of Agricultural Commodities, Research in Transportation Economics, Vol. 6 (2001), pp. 1-24 (Lead Article).

Dahl, Bruce l., William W. Wilson, and Wesley W. Wilson (1999).   Factors Affecting Spring Wheat Variety Choices: Comparisons between Canada and the United States, Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 47 (1999), pp. 305-320.

Davis, David E., and Wesley W. Wilson (1999).   “Deregulation, Mergers, and Employment in the Railroad Industry, Journal of Regulatory Economics, Vol. 15 (January ) No. 1, pp. 5-22 (Lead article).

Blonigen,  Bruce A, and Wesley W. Wilson (1999).  Explaining Armington: What Determines Substitutability Between Home and Foreign Goods? Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 32 (February, 1999) No. 1, pp. 1-21 (Lead article)

Wilson, Wesley W., and Yimin Zhou (1997).  , A Costs, Productivity, and Firm Heterogeneity in Local Telephone Markets, Journal of Regulatory Economics, Vol. 11 (May,        1997) No. 2, pp. 291-310.

Wilson, Wesley W. (1997).  “Cost Savings and Productivity Gains in the Railroad Industry,” Journal of Regulatory Economics, Vol. 11 (January, 1997) No. 1, pp. 21-41.

Reprinted: The History of Deregulation, Paul W. MacAvoy and Richard Schmalensee, ed. (forthcoming)

Wesley W. Wilson  (1996).  Legislated Market Dominance, Research in Transportation Economics, Vol. 4 (1996) No. 1, pp. 33-48.

Thomas Schotzko, and Wesley W. Wilson (1995). A Price Adjustments in Cherry Markets, Journal of Food Distribution Research, Vol. 26 (September, 1995) No. 2, pp. 47-53.

Wilson, Wesley W., and Kenneth L. Casavant (1995). AMarket Dominance and Market Power: A Case Study of Disaggregate Railroad Pricing Under Deregulation, 7th World Conference on Transport Research – Selected Proceedings, 1995.

Wilson, Wesley W. (1994) “Market Choice, Entry Regulation, and Joint Production,” Review of Industrial Organization,.Vol. 9 (December, 1994) No. 6, pp. 791-812.

Wilson, Wesley W. (1994). “Market-Specific Effects of Rail Deregulation,” Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 42 (March, 1994) No. 1, pp. 1-22 (lead article).

Wilson, Wesley W. and Richard Beilock (1994).  , “Market Access Decisions in Regulated and Unregulated Markets,” Journal of Regulatory Economics,” Vol. 6 (December,    1994) No. 4, pp-363-380.

Wilson, Wesley W., Merwin C. Mitchell, and Joe A. Stone (1995). “Product Selection and Costs in a Partially Unionized Industry,” Journal of Labor Research, Vol. 16 (Winter, 1995) No. 1, pp81-95.

Wilson, Wesley W. and Frank J. Dooley  (1993).  “An Empirical Analysis of Market Access,” Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 60 (July, 1993) No. 1, pp. 49-62.

Rosenman, Robert E., and Wesley W. Wilson (1991). “Quality Differentials and Prices: Are Cherries Lemons?” Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 39 (December, 1991) No. 6, pp. 649-658.

Wilson, Wesley W., and Kenneth L. Casavant (1991) “Some Market Power Implications of the Shipping Act of 1984: A Case Study of the U.S. to Pacific Rim Transportation Markets,” Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 16 (December, 1991)          No. 2, pp. 427-434.

Wilson, William W. and Wesley W. Wilson (1991). “Mergers and Acquisitions in the North American Flour Milling Industry,” in Competitive Strategy Analysis in the Food System, University of Connecticut, 1991.

Casavant, Kenneth L. and Wesley W. Wilson  (1991).  “Shipper Perspectives of the Shipping Act of 1984, Transportation Quarterly, Vol. 45 (January, 1991) No. 1, pp. 109-120.

Wilson, Wesley W. and Frank J. Dooley (1989).  “Investment Decisions for Country Elevators,” Agribusiness: An International Journal, Vol. 5 (September, 1989) No. 5, pp. 449-464.

Dooley, Frank J., Wesley W. Wilson and Leslie M. Bertram (1989).  “Changing Costs and Characteristics for Exempt Motor Carriers,” Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, Vol. 30 (1989) No. 1, pp. 170-77.

Wilson, Wesley W., Gene C. Griffin, Kenneth L. Casavant, and Daniel L. Zink (1989).  “Adjusting to a Changing Transportation Regulatory Environment–The Case of Trucking Exempt Commodities” in Profitability and Mobility in Rural America, edited by Wm. Gillis, Pennsylvania State University Press: University Park, Pennsylvania, 1989.

Wilson, William W., Wesley W. Wilson, and Won W. Koo (1988).   “Modal Competition in Grain Transport,” Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, Vol. 22     (September, 1988) No. 3, pp. 319-337.

Wilson, Wesley W. and Kenneth L. Casavant (1988).   “Pacific Northwest Agriculture and the Shipping Act of 1984,” Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, Vol. 29 (1988) No. 1, pp. 73-79.

Wilson, Wesley W. (1987).  “Transport Markets and Firm Behavior: The Backhaul Problem,” Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, Vol. 28 (1987) No. 1, pp. 325-333.

Wilson, Wesley W., (1987). “A Model of Firm Behavior and Costs in Exempt Motor Carriage,” Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, Vol. 28 (1987) No. 1, pp. 200-208.

Dooley, Frank J. and Wesley W. Wilson, (1987). “The Effect of Elevator Competition upon Market Areas,” Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, Vol. 28 (1987) No. 1, pp. 120-125.1

Wilson, Wesley W., Frank Dooley, Gene C. Griffin, and Ken Casavant (1986). “The Applicability of the Theory of Contestable Markets to Railroad Competition,” Proceedings of the Transportation Research Forum, Vol. 27 (1986) No. 1, pp. 131-136.

Wilson, Wesley W. (1985).   “Interstate Commerce Commission Regulation of Motor Carriers Operating in the State of Washington: An Historical Perspective,” Proceedings of the Transportation Research Forum, Vol. 26 (1985)No. 1, pp. 209-215.

Wilson, William W., Gene C. Griffin, Won W. Koo, and Wesley W. Wilson (1984). “Dominant Mode Price Leadership in Grain Transportation,” Proceedings of the Transportation Research Forum, Vol. 25 (1984) No. 1, pp. 322-330.

Casavant, K. L., W. W. Wilson, and G. C. Griffin (1982).  “Changing Costs and Characteristics of Operating Motor Carriers: A Case Study of Grain Trucking Firms in North Dakota,” Proceedings of the Transportation Research Forum, Vol. 23 (1982) No. 1, pp. 294-299.