TRANSPORT ECONOMICS & INNOVATION

A.A. di erogazione 2020/2021
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 (A.A. 2020/2021)

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Anno di corso: 
1
Tipologia di insegnamento: 
Caratterizzante
Settore disciplinare: 
ECONOMIA POLITICA (SECS-P/01)
Lingua: 
Inglese
Crediti: 
6
Ciclo: 
Secondo Semestre
Ore di attivita' frontale: 
50
Dettaglio ore: 
Lezione (40 ore), Esercitazione (10 ore)

Learning objectives

The course will provide students with a solid grounding in the economics of the transportation sector, covering the key principles governing transportation planning, investment and regulation and understanding how innovation affects transport and mobility.
Main course objectives:
- Understanding of the importance of transport for the economic development and of the relevance of innovation for mobility issues
- Understanding of special issues related to transport industries
- Provide theoretical and methodological basis to understand issues related to mobility in the globalization process and to firm innovation strategies in transport and logistics planning.
- Apply economic knowledge to specific transport and mobility problem;
- learn how to give value to non-market goods in transport
The skills acquired will train the students to become applied analysts in public or private institutions and organizations.

Expected learning outcomes
Students should obtain basic skills in the analysis of travel demand and supply and of transportation system benefits. Students should also be able to apply the acquired knowledge and the tools for critically analysing the dynamics and technological innovations affecting the market for transportation infrastructure and services and, consequently, the other industries. They will be able to write an essay on a specific issue.

Good knowledge of microeconomics fundamentals.

1. Introduction to transport economics (4 h)
2. The demand for transport (5-6 h)
3. The transport supply and direct costs (3-4 h)
4. Transport externalities and sustainable development (9 h)
5. Transport and logistics (4 h)
6. Market structure and pricing of transport services (3 h)
7. Public regulation of transport markets (3 h)
8. Transport infrastructure and economic development (5 h)
9. Innovation in transport market (3 h)

Lab on SP (12 h): Stated Preference Pricing Method to confer accurate economic values on non-market goods and services (time, externalities, environmental good, etc.).

Note: Variations to the duration of each topic may be expected

In-class lectures, seminars hold by external teachers and Lab on Stated Preferences Pricing Method with a field application (hold by another teacher: Daniele Crotti).
One or two seminars will deal with specific issues, aiming at presenting some examples of application of the theoretical concepts.
The Lab will be applied on a field research, training the students in the creation of a survey, elaboration of empirical data and preparation of a report.

The final evaluation is composed by two elements: a) written examination (duration: 1 hour) that is structured in five short open questions; b) report on SP Lab work. The final grade will be given by the arithmetic mean of (a) the written exam mark (70%) and (b) the student work on SP (30%).
The mark on the text will be mainly based on the accuracy and completeness of the information, the degree of depth of the subject, the use of a precise language and the critical ability to connect and elaborate the acquired knowledge. The grade on the student work will be mainly based on the ability to build the survey tool, to analyze data and to interpret and present them critically.

Main book: Button K., Transport Economics, 3rd edition, Edward Elgar, 2010, all the chapters except ch. 12.
Other recommended books:
Quinet E., Vickerman R., Principles of Transport Economics, Edward Elgar, 2004
Button K., Vega H., Nijkamp P., A Dictionary of Transport Analysis, Edward Elgar, 2010.

The reading material, the slides and other teaching material will be available on the web learning platform (http://elearning3.uninsubria.it/).

Office hours: one hour a week on appointment taken by email
Coordinator of Lab: Dr. Daniele Crotti daniele.crotti@uninsubria.it

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