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Analytical Transport Economics

An International Perspective Edited by Jacob B. Polak, Emeritus Professor of Transport Economics, University of Groningen and former Lecturer in Transport Economics, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Arnold Heertje, Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Analytical Transport Economics opens with a critical examination and overview of the scope of transport economics. Next, the production of transport, travel demand, transport externalities and transport markets are thoroughly analysed. The distinguished group of contributors then examine transport policy, both regarding infrastructure and transport markets. Specific attention is paid to the role of government after deregulation and to the transport policy of the European Union. Transport infrastructure is also analysed in view of its effects on the wider economy. Finally, the role of transport in a number of more specific situations is considered, that is in an urban environment, in transitional economies and in developing economies.
Extent: 448 pp
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Publication Date: 2000
ISBN: 978 1 85898 786 6
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Publication Date: 2001
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Analytical Transport Economics opens with a critical examination and overview of the scope of transport economics. Next, the production of transport, travel demand, transport externalities and transport markets are thoroughly analysed. The distinguished group of contributors then examine transport policy, both regarding infrastructure and transport markets. Specific attention is paid to the role of government after deregulation and to the transport policy of the European Union. Transport infrastructure is also analysed in view of its effects on the wider economy. Finally, the role of transport in a number of more specific situations is considered, that is in an urban environment, in transitional economies and in developing economies.

This book is a considerably revised version of the well-received European Transport Economics (1993), described as ‘A book every transport scientist should have in his possession’ – Professor Eddy Van de Voorde, University of Antwerp, Belgium. There are a number of new chapters, a few that had lost their usefulness over time have been omitted, and others have been thoroughly revised and updated.

With its strong international focus, academics and advanced students of economics, transport economics and public policy as well as policymakers within government and private enterprise will find this book essential reading.
‘The book is a coherent and well-structured sequence of expositions. It is comprehensive in its coverage of analytical approaches and issues . . . The contributions have been carefully edited and cross-referenced, and should be accessible to a wide audience. The key analytical, empirical and policy research issues currently facing the discipline are flagged throughout. The result is an impressive volume that contributes much to the academic and policy-oriented literature in transport.’
– Aisling Reynolds-Feighan, Papers in Regional Science

‘. . . the book will be found to be most useful to advanced students.’
– International Journal of Transport Economics
Contributors: M. Bak, H. Baum, J. Burnewicz, K.J. Button, M.M. Fischer, K. Gwilliam, A. Heertje, J.O. Jansson, S.R. Jara-Díaz, M.J.H. Mogridge, P. Nijkamp, J.B. Polak, E. Quinet, P. Rietveld, W. Rothengatter, W.H. Schulz
Contents: Preface Part I: Introduction 1. A Perspective of Transport Economics Part II: Households and Markets in Transport 2. Transport Production and the Analysis of Industry Structure 3. Travel Demand 4. External Effects of Transport 5. Imperfect Competition in Transport Markets Part III: Infrastructure 6. Transport Infrastructure: The Investment Problem 7. Transport Infrastructure: The Problem of Optimum Use 8. Transport Infrastructure and Regional Development Part IV: Policy 9. Transport Policy 10. Transport Policy in the European Union Part V: Some Special Cases 11. Urban Transport 12. Transport in Economies in Transition 13. The New Economics of Sustainable Transport in Developing Countries: Incentives and Institutions Bibliography Index