Transport Economics: Theory, Application and Policy
BeschreibungThis examination of transport economics brings alive economic theories for students, elucidating traditional concepts by applying them to a real world context. It examines the microeconomic concepts that underpin this sector and the implications for transport markets with real examples from across the EU. Also available is a companion website with extra features to accompany the text, please take a look by clicking below - http://www.palgrave.com/economics/transport/Home.aspx
InhaltsverzeichnisForeword Professor Geoff Harcourt of Jesus College, The University of Cambridge.- Introduction.- PART ONE: SETTING THE SCENE.- The History of Transport.- The Importance of Transport.- PART TWO: THE THEORY OF MARKETS.- The Demand for Transport.- Markets, Costs and Revenues.- Competition and Contestability.- Monopoly.- Monopolistic Competition.- Oligopoly.- Mathematical Appendix.- PART THREE: MARKET FAILURE.- Externalities.- Public and Demerit Goods.- Inequality and Asymmetric Goods.- PART FOUR: POLICY.- Privatisation and Deregulation.- Project Appraisal Cost-Benefit Analysis.- Transport Investment.- General Forms of Government Intervention.- Tackling Traffic Congestion.- PART FIVE: THE FUTURE.
PortraitGraham Mallard and Stephen Glaister
Pressestimmen'Mallard and Glaister provide a broad introduction to transport economics that will appeal especially to undergraduates with little prior knowledge of economics or whose knowledge would benefit from a refresher. Teachers and students alike will be pleased with the many empirical case studies that illustrate how to put the theory and concepts developed to practical use.' - Professor Erik T. Verhoef, VU University Amsterdam
'This book stands apart from its competitors by providing a thorough explanation of the established economic framework and its relevance to the transport sector and to recent policy initiatives. I would recommend it for both undergraduate and MSc level courses in transport.' Dr Corinne Mulley, Newcastle University
'This text aims to bring economic theories alive for students, elucidating traditional concepts by applying them to a real-world context'. - THES Textbook Guide
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2008
Seitenanzahl: 315 Seiten