This Topic Area deals with key aspects of evaluation, pricing, financing, and economic regulation. Under this topic, the private and social costs and benefits of transport systems (infrastructure and services) are appraised, based on consistent economic criteria. It also helps to understand the roles of each level of government, and develop policy and regulatory proposals, including the issues of pricing, private and public finance and investment choices. This area is concerned with all modes of transport and all types of demand and supply settings.
The Special Interest Group on Transport System Analysis and Economic Evaluation (SIG E1) was planned to be initiated at the WCTR Scientific and Steering Committee meeting in Lyon, 2014. SIG E1 was officially launched on August 2014 with 24 core members.
Current: Call for papers for the 1st Workshop on Value and Competitiveness in Logistics: 12 June 2018, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark.
The workshop will focus on papers with different approaches related to the competitiveness of transportation and logistics at the national/regional, industry, and firm levels of analysis. Researchers are invited to submit papers, or extended abstracts (not more than 2000 words). Participation in the workshop is free of charge, but registration is required. Further information is available here.
Please direct questions regarding the workshop to Aseem Kinra (firstname.lastname@example.org), and paper and abstract submissions to Ozay Ozaydin (email@example.com) The deadline for paper and abstract submissions is 16 March 2018.
SIG E1 is Chaired by Füsun Ulengin of Sabanci University, Turkey and Co-chaired by Özay ÖZAYDIN of Dogus University, Turkey.
There are currently 25 members.
Chair: Füsun Ülengin
Sabanci University, Orta Mahalle, Tuzla 34956 Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: +90 216 483 90 00 / Fax: +90 216 493 90 05
Co-chair: Özay Özaydin
Dogus University, Zeamet Caddesi, Acibadem 34722 Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: +90 216 444 79 97 / Fax: +90 216 544 55 35
The SIG E2 Transport Pricing and Economic Regulation aims at creating a worldwide forum with ongoing activities between the conferences, focusing on the key aspects of economic evaluation, efficient pricing and taxation, financing, and economic regulation in the transport sector (all modes are concerned).
In addition, the SIG E2 addresses problems related to large fixed costs and economies of scale, externalities and imperfect information, plus additional constraints due to political considerations, regulatory mechanisms, unbundling, market access, essential facilities regulation, independent regulators, etc.
SIG E2 “Transport Pricing and Economic Regulation” is to be formed from Session Track E2 of the Conference and former SIG E3 “Transport Economics and Regulation” (which, together, have currently 127 members). New members are welcome, particularly through recent and planned events in 2017-2018 (see below).
The Special Interest Group E2 of the World Conference on Transport Research Society is organising a workshop on “Transport Pricing and Regulation” in Lyon (France) on 26-27th July 2018.
The aim of the workshop is to offer a unique opportunity to bring together researchers in the area of transport pricing and regulation, and to stimulate an exchange of ideas.
Information is available here
The deadline for full paper submission is 15 March 2018.
Previous Activities (in the past 6 years):
What: Workshop on the topic of Long-Distance Passengers Market
TRASPOL, the Laboratory of Transport Policies of Milan Politecnico, has organised a workshop on the topic of long-distance passengers market. The topics include the economic regulation of long-distance markets, the measure of the effects of liberalisation and the potential impacts of the most recent innovations in the sector.
Where: Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Milan Politecnico University, MILANO, Italy
When: 29 September 2017. Further info: details are available at www.transregulation.polimi.it
Membership is open to scholars, public regulators, regulated companies and actual or potential “new entrants”. Registration to the mailing list can be made for free at the SIG website www.transregulation.polimi.it. Anyone interested in joining and supporting the SIG-E2, please do so by visiting the website.
Politecnico di Milano
Université de Lyon