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The Routledge Handbook of Transport Economics

Edited by: Jonathan Cowie , Stephen Ison

Print publication date:  August  2017
Online publication date:  August  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138847491
eBook ISBN: 9781315726786
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The Routledge Handbook of Transport Economics offers the first state of the art overview of the discipline of transport economics as it stands today, reflective of key research and policy. Transport is an important area of study and one which is problem rich, stimulating a great deal of debate in areas which impact on everyday lives. Much of this focuses on the practicalities of the modern-day phenomenon of mass movement and all of the issues which surround it. The discipline of economics is central to this debate, and consequently the study and application of transport economics has a chief role to play in seeking to address subjects relating to major transport issues. It can be argued that at the very heart of any transport issue or problem lies the underlying economics of the situation ? understand that and you alleviate the problem.?

Featuring contributions from world-leading scholars and practitioners from across the globe, all of the chapters within this book are written from a practical perspective; theory is applied and developed using real-world examples. The book examines concepts, issues, ideas and practicalities of transport provision in five key topic areas:

  • public transport
  • public transport reform
  • economic development and transport modelling
  • transport and the environment
  • freight transport.

A real strength of the book is in linking theory to practice, and hence the ?economics? that are examined in this text are not the economics of the abstract, but rather the economics of everyday living. Practical and insightful, this volume is an essential reference for any student or researcher working in all areas of transport provision, ranging from planning, appraisal, regulation and freight; and for all practitioners looking to develop their professional knowledge and who are seeking professional accreditation.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Passenger rail structure and reform Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Bus economics Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The pricing of public transport services Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Perfect information and intelligent transport systems Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Passenger air traffic Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Public service contracts Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Rail regulation Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The impact of regulatory reform on public transport markets Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Airline deregulation Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Forecasting the demand for transport Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The principles behind transport appraisal Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Congestion pricing Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Transport modelling and economic theory Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Efficiency assessment in transport service provision Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The environment in the provision of transport Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The tools available under a green transport policy Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Options and practicalities of a green transport policy Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Sustainable travel or sustaining growth? Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Short sea shipping and ferries Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Competition and complementarity in road freight Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Rail freight Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Air cargo Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Intermodal freight transport Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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