Call 2017 - Transport Economics, Finance and Appraisal


Call 2017 - Transport Economics, Finance and Appraisal

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Call 2017 - Transport Economics, Finance and Appraisal

Call for Papers for the 2017 ETC seminar Transport Economics, Finance and Appraisal

The Transport Economics, Finance and Appraisal Programme Committee welcomes papers on any aspect of their subject area, which includes

• economic impacts of transport, as well as the economics of transport itself

• funding as well as finance

• post-project evaluation as well as pre-project appraisal and other methods to assist decision making.

The Committee hopes in particular to arrange seminars on the following themes, so papers relating to these will be especially appreciated:

• Quantifying the costs of major incidents and disruption, including the broader social and economic consequences, and valuing investment in resilience or other measures to such problems

• Progress in valuing "non-standard variables" e.g. day-to-day reliability of transport systems, health benefits and environmental externalities.

• Equity in transport planning and appraisal, including land-use aspects.

• Appraisal of low carbon technologies, automated transport and new mobility services, including the impact of new business models for transport on labour demand in the transport sector.

• Latest developments in modelling and appraising the wider economic benefits of transport investment, including the role of transport in agglomeration economies; how do different modes or forms of transport (including walking and cycling) contribution to such effects?

• Innovation in funding transport investments and operations.

• Ex post evaluations: ex-post evidence; and improving the links between [ex ante] modelling and appraisal and [ex post] evaluation; does ex-post evaluation help to improve modelling?

However, we emphasise that we will be happy to consider possible papers on any aspect of transport economics, finance and appraisal.

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