Transport Economic Theory

Hardcover | August 16, 2007

bySergio Jara-D¦az

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The study of transport is the study of movements, of displacements of individuals and things in both space and time. The objective of this book is to provide the basic concepts and tools for the economic analysis of transport systems, with emphasis on the behaviour of users and operators. Distinctive features will be introduced and treated as the natural consequence of processes that deal with displacements in space-time. Emphasis will be given to the operation of transportation systems, i.e. tothe actual form of combining vehicles, terminals and rights-of-way in order to produce certain level of flows of different things in different directions. Thus, ours will be a short run oriented view, dealing with theadequate usage of resources for given levels of investment. *Focuses on the behavior of users and operators outside of traditional economic behavior theory *Includes time and space as a distinctive feature of transport economics

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The study of transport is the study of movements, of displacements of individuals and things in both space and time. The objective of this book is to provide the basic concepts and tools for the economic analysis of transport systems, with emphasis on the behaviour of users and operators. Distinctive features will be introduced and tre...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:9.45 × 6.5 × 0.98 inPublished:August 16, 2007Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080450288

ISBN - 13:9780080450285

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Chapter 1: Transport Production and the Analysis of Industry Structure

Chapter 2: Travel Demand and Value of Time

Chapter 3: Valuation of Users' Benefits in Transport Systems

Chapter 4: Optimal Transport Pricing

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"...the author builds up the theoretical toolkit in economic theories of production, cost, demand, valuation and pricing."
Professor David A. Hensher FASSA, Director, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, Faculty of Economics and Business, The University of Sydney.