Economic Role of Transport Infrastructure - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128130964

Economic Role of Transport Infrastructure

1st Edition

Theory and Models

Authors: Claudio Ferrari Anna Bottasso Maurizio Conti Alessio Tei
Paperback ISBN: 9780128130964
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 26th October 2018
Page Count: 310
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Description

Economic Role of Transport Infrastructure: Theory and Models helps evaluate the economic effects of transport infrastructure investments within a cost-benefit framework for maximum economic impact. The book analyzes the primary empirical approaches used to gauge the economic effects of transport infrastructures, providing in-depth discussions on data issues, input-output techniques, and econometric methodologies. Users will find empirical evidence organized from a transport mode point-of-view, inspiring researchers to conduct comparative analysis for various infrastructure projects. Topics cover infrastructure’s impact on economic growth using theoretical frameworks, including exogenous growth models, endogenous growth models, and new economic geography models.

In addition, readers will also learn tips for conducting infrastructure impact studies and how to improve the effectiveness of infrastructural investments design.

Key Features

  • Explains and evaluates the economic effects of transport infrastructure investments, including direct and indirect, short and long run impact, and local and spillover outcomes
  • Provides up-to-date coverage of quantitative techniques and empirical results for transportation and economic impact issues
  • Explains the steps for conducting impact studies for proposed infrastructure projects
  • Analyzes infrastructure’s role on economic growth through theoretical, methodological and empirical perspectives
  • Features case studies describing real-world methods

Readership

Practitioners and analysts employed in public and private research centers, consultancy and civil service planning offices. Transportation researchers. Graduate students in transportation programs

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    2. Theoretical framework
    3. Empirical Approaches
    4. Empirical Evidence
    5. Current issues and conclusions

Details

No. of pages:
310
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2019
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Paperback ISBN:
9780128130964

About the Author

Claudio Ferrari

Claudio Ferrari is Associate Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy, and member of the scientific board of the Italian Centre of Excellence for Integrated Logistics. He is also General Secretary of the Italian Society of Transport Economics and Logistics. His research focuses on transport economics, transport planning and regional economics, namely with regards to ports, and transport infrastructures. He has been published in top journals, including Elsevier’s Transport Policy, Research in Transportation Business and Management, Research in Transportation Economics, and Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy

Anna Bottasso

Anna Bottasso is a Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Genoa, and is a member of the Italian Centre of Excellence for Integrated Logistics. Her expertise includes industrial organization, regulation, transport, and applied economics. She has been published on various topics, such as efficiency and productivity measurement, economics of local public services and network industries, such as water and transport, in journals, including Elsevier’s Transport Policy, and Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy

Maurizio Conti

Maurizio Conti is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Genoa, and is a member of the Italian Centre of Excellence for Integrated Logistics. His expertise includes labor economics, industrial organization, regulation, transport and applied economics. He has been published on various topics, such as efficiency and productivity measurement, economics of local public services and network industries, such as water and transport, in journals, including Elsevier’s Transport Policy, and Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy

Alessio Tei

Alessio Tei is a Lecturer in Maritime Economics at Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. His research has focused on the relationship between transport systems and economic growth, including the role of specific transport Policy tools in promoting economic development. He has been published in several journals, including Elsevier’s Transport Policy, and Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice.

Affiliations and Expertise

Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

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