Bringing together insights and perspectives from close to 70 of the world's leading experts in the field, this timely Handbook provides an up-to-date guide to the most recent and state-of-the-art advances in transport economics. The comprehensive coverage includes topics such as the relationship between transport and the spatial economy, recent advances in travel demand analysis, the external costs of transport, investment appraisal, pricing, equity issues, competition and regulation, the role of public - private partnerships and the development of policy in local bus services, rail, air and maritime transport This Handbook is designed both for use on postgraduate and advanced undergraduate courses and as a reference for anyone working in the field. It also complements the textbook Principles of Transport Economics.
Contents: Preface 1. Introduction Andre de Palma, Robin Lindsey, Emile Quinet and Roger Vickerman PART I: TRANSPORT AND SPATIAL ECONOMY 2. General Equilibrium Models for Transportation Economics Johannes Brocker and Jean Mercenier 3. Transport in Spatial Models of Economic Development Michael Wegener 4. New Economic Geography: The Role of Transport Costs Miren Lafourcade and Jacques-Francois Thisse 5. Transport Costs and International Trade Alberto Behar and Tony Venables 6. City Formation and Transport Costs Takatoshi Tabuchi PART II: THE DEMAND FOR TRANSPORT 7. Value of Travel Time Savings David Hensher 8. Advances in Discrete Choice: Mixture Models Joan Walker and Moshe Ben-Akiva 9. Dynamic Traffic Modeling Andre de Palma and Mogens Fosgerau 10. Activity Based Travel Demand Analysis Abdul Rawoof Pinjari and Chandra R. Bhat 11. Economics of Transport Logistics Michel Beuthe PART III: THE COSTS OF TRANSPORT 12. Cost Functions for Transport Firms Leonardo J. Basso, Sergio R. Jara-Diaz and W.G. Waters II 13. Efficiency Measurement Theory and its Application to Airport Benchmarking Tae Oum, Katsuhiro Yamaguchi and Yuichiro Yoshida 14. Theory of External Costs Stef Proost 15. External Costs of Transport in the US Mark Delucchi and Don McCubbin 16. External Costs of Transport in Europe Rainer Friedrich and Emile Quinet 17 The Value of a Statistical Life Henrik Andersson and Nicolas Treich 18. Transport and Energy Kenneth Button 19. The Full Marginal Costs of Highway Travel: Methods and Empirical Estimation for North America Yossi Berechman, Bekir Bartin, Ozlem Yanmaz-Tuzel and Kaan Ozbay PART IV: OPTIMAL PUBLIC DECISIONS 20. Surplus Theory Yoshi Kanemoto 21. The Direct and Wider Impacts of Transport Projects - A Review Peter Mackie, Dan Graham and James Laird 22. Price Discrimination Simon Anderson and Regis Renault 23. Road Congestion Pricing Georgina Santos and Erik Verhoef 24. The Economics of Information in Transport Piet Rietveld 25 Personal Intelligent Travel Assistants Casper Chorus and Harry Timmermans 26. Equity Dimensions of Transport Policy Alain Trannoy 27. Psychology and Rationality in User Behavior: The Case of Scarcity Jonathan L. Gifford PART V: COMPETITION AND REGULATION 28. Competition, Regulation and Public Service Obligations Marco Pont 29. The Theory of Incentives Applied to the Transport Sector Elisabetta Iossa and David Martimort 30. Public Private Partnerships in Transport Antonio Estache, Ellis Juan and Lourdes Trujillo 31. Parking Economics Richard Arnott 32. The Industrial Organization of Competition in Local Bus Services Philippe Gagnepain, Marc Ivaldi and Catherine Vibes 33. Competition and Regulation in Rail Transport Chris Nash 34. Airport Governance and Regulation: Three Decades of Aviation System Reform David Gillen 35. Competition and Regulation in Air Transport Anming Zhang, Yimin Zhang and Joseph A. Clougherty 36. Competition and Regulation in Seaports Eddy Van de Voorde, Hilde Meersman and Thierry Vanelslander 37. Competition and Regulation in Maritime Transport Mary R. Brooks Index
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