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Macmillan Higher Education

Transport Economics

Theory, Application and Policy

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Palgrave

Pages: 320
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Hardcover - 9780230516878

22 April 2008

$119.00

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Paperback - 9780230516885

15 April 2008

$79.99

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This examination of transport economics brings alive economic theories for students, elucidating traditional concepts by applying them to a real world context. It examines the microeconomic concepts that underpin this sector...

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This examination of transport economics brings alive economic theories for students, elucidating traditional concepts by applying them to a real world context. It examines the microeconomic concepts that underpin this sector and the implications for transport markets with real examples from across the EU.
Also available is a companion website with extra features to accompany the text, please take a look by clicking below -
http://www.palgrave.com/economics/transport/Home.aspx

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Explains complicated economic theory in an accessible manner using European case studies which no other textbook offers
Is suitable for a range of transport economics courses?
Has a?clear student-friendly structure
Is unique in offering a historical setting to the issues raised in the book
Innovative application of theory to transport markets?

Foreword Professor Geoff Harcourt of Jesus College, The University of Cambridge
Introduction
PART ONE: SETTING THE SCENE
The History of Transport
The Importance of Transport
PART TWO: THE THEORY OF MARKETS
The Demand for Transport
Markets, Costs and Revenues
Competition and Contestability
Monopoly
Monopolistic Competition
Oligopoly
Mathematical Appendix
PART THREE: MARKET FAILURE
Externalities
Public and Demerit Goods
Inequality and Asymmetric Goods
PART FOUR: POLICY
Privatisation and Deregulation
Project Appraisal Cost-Benefit Analysis
Transport Investment
General Forms of Government Intervention
Tackling Traffic Congestion
PART FIVE: THE FUTURE.

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GRAHAM MALLARD holds a degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge and is an experienced teacher of the subject at a range of levels, including further education.

STEPHEN GLAISTER CBE is Professor of Transport and Infrastructure at Imperial College London, UK and is a member of the Board of Transport for London


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GRAHAM MALLARD holds a degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge and is an experienced teacher of the subject at a range of levels, including further education.

STEPHEN GLAISTER CBE is Professor of Transport and Infrastructure at Imperial College London, UK and is a member of the Board of Transport for London


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