A well-functioning transportation system is important for the modern society. Workers, suppliers, jobs, services, and other activities depend on high accessibility of transport system. It is also essential for the welfare of all citizens and their everyday lives.
Nevertheless, the transport sector also generates negative external effects such as emissions, accidents, and noise. Additionally, huge public resources are spent to develop, run, and maintain the transport sector.
Public decisions about transport investments, maintenance, operations, fuel taxes, transit fares, congestion charges, airport charges, waterway and port charges and railway track access charges, emission standards and safety regulations have a significant influence on the transportation system. Still, the public resources allocated to the transportation system is dwarfed by the enormous resources of time and money spent on transportation by citizens and firms.
The core of our research is economic analysis of transport systems, usually applied on or motivated by transport policy issues related to the climate, welfare, equity, gender equality and the labour market.
Our research covers three key pillars:
- Transport Pricing
- Economic Evaluation of Transport Projects (including cost-benefit analysis)
- Industrial Organization in the Transport Sector
Since the transport sector stands for a large share of carbon emissions, this issue is included in almost all our research issues.