Microeconomics II; Industrial Organization; Public Economics.
Theoretical and practical sessions through expository methods and dialogue/debate. Resolution of individual practical exercises. Throughout both activities, a link to the actual context of transport systems will be sought whenever possible.
The fundamental objective is to familiarize students with how the economy deals with the theme of transport.
- capacity for analysis and synthesis;
- formulate and solve problems;
- critical spirit;
- oral and written expression.
1- recognize the importance of transport to the economy;
2- characterize the main modes and systems of transportation in Portugal, identifying market leaders;
3- understand the relationships with economic activity, location and urban economy;
4- recognize the specifics of demands for transportation;
5- characterize the specificities of transport costs and the implications for market structures and economic efficiency;
6- deal with negative externalities such as congestion and emissions of pollutants;
7- distinguishing aspects and currents of transport regulation;
8- Finally, principles for a transport policy will be laid out.
1- Introduction and definition of Transport Economics; importance of the sector in the economy.
2- Analysis of transport markets:
- passengers by road, both individual and collective;
- passenger by rail;
- urban passenger, referring Coimbra;
- freight, by road and rail;
- shipping (by sea) of goods.
3- The mutual influence of transport on the location of people and activities; location models; externalities in cities.
4- Transport costs: for the user; with infrastructure; external and for operators.
5- The transport demand: the time constraint; the generalized cost; modeling.
6- Organization of supply and public intervention ¬ motivations, limits.
7- Optimum public choice; the general interest and welfare; private financing.
8- Choices in transportation projects.
9- Correcting externalities: traffic and pollution.
10- Transport policies: principles and practice.
Exam (50%) + Midtern exam (50%) or Final exam (100%): 100.0%
QUILÓMETROS, Euros e pouca terra − Manual de Economia dos Transportes. MURTA,
Daniel; I.U.C., 2010 Coimbra. [BP 338.47 MUR]
ANALYTICAL transport economics : an international perspective. Edited by Jacob B. Polack ;
Arnold Heertje. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, 2000. [BP 338.47 ANA]
COYLE, John J. ; BARDI, Edward J.; NOVACK, Robert A. — Transportation. 4th ed. St Paul,
Min., : West Publishing Company, 1994. [BP 338.47 COY]
QUINET, Emile ; VICKERMAN, Roger — Principles of transport economics. Cheltenham :
Edward Elgar, 2004. [BP 338.47 QUI]
THEORETICAL foundations of travel choice modeling. Edited by Tommy Gärling ; Thomas
Laitila ; Kerstin Westin. Amsterdam : Elsevier Science, 1998. [BP 338.47 THE]