The Economics of Transport: A Theoretical and Applied Perspective

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-11-09
  • Publisher: Routledge
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This book provides an explanation of key underlying economic principles, enabling the reader to better understand the critical factors that structure and guide transport markets.

Author Biography

Jonathan Cowie is a lecturer in transport economics in the School of Engineering and the Built Environment at Napier University in Edinburgh.

Table of Contents

List of figures and tablesp. vii
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xv
Introduction the economics of transportp. 1
Transport and economic developmentp. 13
The market for transport servicesp. 35
Transport demand elasticityp. 63
Transport costsp. 95
Perfect competition in transport marketsp. 126
Imperfect competition in transport marketsp. 145
The pricing of transport activitiesp. 177
Transport and the natural environmentp. 198
Transport regulation and ownershipp. 221
Transport subsidyp. 249
The economics of freight transportp. 278
Forecasting the demand for transportp. 309
Transport appraisalp. 337
Final thoughts and reflectionsp. 360
Notesp. 365
Referencesp. 367
Indexp. 375
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