Fundamentals, Applications and Policy
By Anthony Chin
Routledge – 2014 – 352 pages
Transport Economics employs the principles and theories of microeconomics to analyses issues in transportation and the transport sector. Space and the intricate interaction between transport sector and the rest of the economy, complications of network effects and choices between heterogeneous services (e.g. car versus bus trips or inter-continental versus regional air freight) make analysis of the market and allocation of costs difficult. This book seeks to fill the gap and provides an Asian perspective and examples.
Part 1: Space, Location Mobility and the Economy 1. Transport, Land-use and Urban Structure 2. Urban Transport and Location 3. Economic Actibity and Transport 4. Transport and Economic Development Part 2: Demand for Transport Services 5. Characteristics and Responsiveness 6. Passenger and Freight Demand Part 3: Supply of Transport Services 7. Cost and Costing 8. Terminal and Operating Costs Part 4: Pricing and Fare Setting 9. Role of Public Transportation 10. Private Modes Part 5: Investment and Infrastructure Provision 11. Economic Evaluation and Assessment of Transport Infrastructure 12. Financing and Role of Private Sector Part 6: Competition and Regulatory Issues 13. Institutions, Market Power in its Control 14. Deregulation, Liberalization, Efficiency and Welfare Part 7: Externalities and the Environment 15. Traffic Congestion 16. Air and Noise Pollution 17. Accidents Part 8: Transport Policy 18. Urban Transport Policy 19. ASEAN Transport Policy and Globalization
Anthony Chin is the associate professor of National University of Singapore. He is a graduate of Macquarie University. He has written extensively in the fields of urban economics, transport economics, microeconomics and behavioral economics. He has published his work in some refereed journals and presented at various international conferences. He also serves as the chief editor of Journal of Logistics & Sustainable Transport, European Society of Logistics and Sustainable Transport, European Union.