A Handbook of Transport Economics

A Handbook of Transport Economics

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'This Handbook is a stellar compilation of up-to-date knowledge about the important topics in transport economics. Authors include the very best in the field, and they cover the most important topics for today's research and policy applications. Individual chapters contain sound, readable, well referenced explanations of each topic's history and current status. I cannot think of a better place to start for anyone wanting to become current in the field or in any of its parts.' a€“ Kenneth Small, University of California-Irvine, US 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 publica€“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.p (p, w) 5 maxx, y pry 2 wrx (13.21) s.t. (x, y) [ S. (13.22) The profit function approach is the most comprehensive approach in the sense that ... (13.23) Other Issues Identifying the sources of inefficiency Efficiency can be decomposed into several parts, including (pure) technical ... Appropriate method and assumptions will separate these sources of inefficiency (see Chapter 3 of Coelli et al., 2005, for details.)anbsp;...

Title:A Handbook of Transport Economics
Author:Andr‰ De Palma, Robin Lindsey, Emile Quinet, Roger Vickerman
Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing - 2011-01-01


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