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Transport economic theory

Author: Sergio Jara-Diaz
Publisher: Oxford ; Boston : Elsevier, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The study of transport is the study of movements, of displacements of individuals and things in both space and time. The aim of this book is to provide the basic concepts and tools for the economic analysis of transport systems, with emphasis on the behaviour of users and operators.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sergio Jara-Diaz
ISBN: 9780080450285 0080450288
OCLC Number: 141383158
Description: 140 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Transport production and cost structure --
1.1. Introduction --
1.2. Transport production --
1.3. Transport cost functions : the theory --
1.4. Transport cost functions : the empirical work --
1.5. Synthesis --
2. Travel demand and value of time --
2.1. Introduction --
2.2. Discrete choices in travel demand --
2.3. Time allocution : a framework for the analysis of time value --
2.4. A unified travel-activities model --
2.5. Synthesis --
3. Valuation of users' benefits in transport systems --
3.1. Introduction --
3.2. Traditional approaches --
3.3. Back to the drawing board --
3.4. Derived nature of transport demand and economic benefits --
3.5. Social benefits from transport projects --
3.6. Synthesis --
4. Optimal transport pricing --
4.1. Introduction --
4.2. Optimal pricing in the single output case --
4.3. Extension to transport systems --
4.4. Optimal fares with multiple outputs --
4.5. Synthesis and discussion.
Responsibility: Sergio Jara-Díaz.
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