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MA Transport Economics
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MA Transport Economics
This programme is designed for students with a background in economics - it deepens their existing understanding of economic methodologies and applies these to the transport sector. Students learn to use economics to first understand and then address transport issues.
The emphasis is on enabling students to apply techniques to formulate and critically analyse key policy questions, which include:
•What are the true costs of transport and how can they be measured effectively?
•Should users pay directly for their personal contribution to environmental damage?
•How does the level of taxation influence people's choice of transport?
•Has road congestion charging been a success?
•What role should the state play in owning and operating public transport?
•Which forms of transport regulation are most effective?
A set of core methodologies underpins the programme:
•Welfare economics, appraisal and cost-benefit analysis
(social welfare functions; public goods and externalities; private and social discount rates)
•Economics of production and efficiency measurement
(economies of scale, density and scope; measures of productivity and efficiency)
•Pricing of transport and network industries
(first and second best pricing; pricing for congestion and environment effects
•Regulatory economics (forms of regulation; regulatory price reviews; public versus private ownership; approaches to de-regulation)
•Econometric analysis: theory and applied
(efficiency frontier methods; demand forecasting; discrete choice models of travel behaviour).
Principles of Transport Economics
Welfare Economics & Cost-Benefit Analysis
Principles of Transport Modelling
Economics of Transport Regulation
Analysing Transport & Society
Funding for Projects
Global Issues in Transport
Public Transport Planning and Management
Stated Preference Analysis Methods
Transport in Development
Transport Investment Appraisal
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
International Student Requirements:
Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of their language proficiency. This is normally in the form of a recent test certificate i.e IETLS 6.5 overall with no component below 6.0.