TRANSPORT ECONOMICS: A PERSONAL VIEW

The field of transportation attracts individuals from diverse backgrounds, seeking to make contributions to policy, planning, operations and strategy. Economists are one of the more visible subsets of players who bring a specific focus to the transportation problem. The key theme of this paper is economic efficiency and ways that transportation economics seek to achieve efficient outcomes in the presence of markets and institutions that, to varying degrees, distort the potential to fulfil this primary goal. Some of the recent contributions to the literature on institutional and market reform, travel choice and demand are also reviewed.

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    Institute for Transportation, Incorporated

    1410 Duke University Road
    Durham, NC  United States  27705
  • Authors:
    • Hensher, D A
  • Publication Date: 2000-3

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00792493
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 2000 12:00AM