MPE_TREN Transport economics

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Autumn 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
prof. Ing. Zdeněk Tomeš, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. Ing. Zdeněk Tomeš, Ph.D.
Department of Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Mgr. Jarmila Šveňhová
Supplier department: Department of Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 25 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/25, only registered: 0/25
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 6 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
Transportation Economics explores the efficient use of society’s scarce resources for the movement of people and goods. This course carefully examines transportation markets and standard economic tools, how these resources are used, and how the allocation of society resources affects transportation activities.
Learning outcomes
This course is unique in that it uses a detailed analysis of results from transportation literature to provide an integrated collection of theory and applications. Its numerous case studies illustrate the economic principles, discuss testable hypothesis, analyze econometric results, and examine each study’s implications for public policy. These features make this a well-developed introduction to the foundations of transportation economics.
  • Seminar 1: Transportat Markets
  • Seminar 2: Transport Demand
  • Seminar 3: Transport Demand II
  • Seminar 4: Efficiency
  • Seminar 5: Transport costs
  • Seminar 6: Imperfect competition
  • Seminar 7: Pricing
  • Seminar 8: Regulation
  • Seminar 9: Ownership
  • Seminar 10: Subsidy
  • Seminar 11: Transport and economic development
  • Seminar 12: Transport appraisal
  • Seminar 13: Transport forecasting
    required literature
  • COWIE, Jonathan. The economics of transport : a theoretical and applied perspective. Edited by Stephen Ison - Tom Rye - Geoff Riddington. 1st ed. London: Routledge, 2010. xv, 384. ISBN 9780415419802. info
    recommended literature
  • BUTTON, Kenneth John. Transport economics. 3rd ed. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2010. x, 511. ISBN 9781840641912. info
  • MCCARTHY, Patrick S. Transportation economics : theory and practice : a case study approach. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2001. xv, 620. ISBN 0631221816. info
Teaching methods
lectures, seminars, project
Assessment methods
25% - class attendance 25% - class activity 25% - written exam 25% - defense of an empirical project
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught: every week.
General note: This course is due to COVID 19 measurements instructed only ONLINE in the autumn semester 2020. You can contact the teacher of the course about the organizational matters.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021.
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