ITEA Annual Conference and Summer School (Kuhmo Nectar) 2015
The ITEA Annual Conference and Summer School on Transportation Economics (Kuhmo Nectar), held in Oslo, Norway, June 15-19, 2015, was very successful.
The Conference and Summer School were hosted by the Institute of Transport Economics – Norwegian Centre for Transport Research (TØI), in collaboration with the Department of Economics at the University of Oslo (UiO).
Information about the Conference and Summer School is available at TØI’s website: https://www.toi.no/ITEA2015/
The aim of the Conference, June 17 –19, was to promote scientific excellence in the field of transport economics and to provide a forum for stimulating scientific exchange. The topics included, but were not limited to: value of travel time, transport investment and funding, traffic congestion and congestion pricing, vehicle fuel economy, public transport, rail economics, aviation, and competition.
The conference keynote speaker was Ed Glaeser.
Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard
Director of the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston
Director, Taubman Center for State and Local Government
Fellow, National Academy of Public Administration
The International Transport Forum, OECD, sponsored a special session at the conference on “Risk transfer and risk sharing in transport investmentˮ. The speakers were:
- Ronald Fischer, Professor of Economics, University of Chile
- Elisabetta Ioassa, Professor of Economics, Brunel University and Universita' di Roma Tor Vergata
- Dejan Makovšek, Economist, International Transport Forum, OECD
- Jose Manuel Vassallo, Professor of transport economics, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
ITEA is grateful to the ITF for its generosity in supporting this special session.
ITEA Summer School
The Summer School, June 15 – 17, provided an introduction to academic research in transport economics including recent advances. The Summer School program consisted of lectures and tutorials delivered by ten faculty comprising a range of the most prominent researchers in transport economics:
Richard Arnott (University of California, Riverside, USA) – Downtown Parking and Traffic Congestion
Leonardo Basso (Universidad de Chile, Chile) – Urban Public Transportation
Jan Brueckner (University of California, Irvine, USA) – Airline Networks
André de Palma (École Normale Supérieure, France) – Transport and Land Use
Mogens Fosgerau (Technical University of Denmark) – Travel Time Variability
Robin Lindsey (University of British Columbia, Canada) – Equilibria and Optima
Kenneth Small (University of California, Irvine, USA) - Transport Demand and Supply
Jos Van Ommeren (VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – Tutorials in Transportation Economics
Erik Verhoef (VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands) - Second-best Pricing
Sarah West (Macalester College, USA) Emissions and Fuel Economy
More details about the Summer School, including faculty profiles and the topics of the lectures, and the conference are available on the conference website.
ITEA Annual Conference and School (Kuhmo Nectar) 2016
ITEA is very pleased to announce that the Annual Conference and School of the International Transportation Economics Association will be hosted by Universidad de Chile in Santiago, Chile, from June 13-17, 2016.
Call for Venue 2017
The International Transportation Economics Association (ITEA) invites proposals for venue for the ITEA Annual Conference and School (Kuhmo Nectar) on transportation economics in 2017. The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2015.
Natural candidates for venue and local organizer are universities, research institutions, or other organizations in the field. The venue and local organizer for 2015 was the Institute of Transport Economics (TØI) in Oslo, Norway. Recent venues and local organizers were the Toulouse School of Economics for 2014 (Toulouse conference website), and Northwestern University in Evanston (USA) for 2013.
Welcome to the website of the International Transportation Economics Association. ITEA was founded in 2011 with goals of advancing transportation economics as a field within economics as well as strengthening ties with other disciplines engaged in transportation research. ITEA promotes theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented research in transportation economics, and it is devoted to attracting students and young professionals to the field.
Ken Small was president of ITEA from its inception until last fall when I took up the position for a two-year term. Ken deserves a special thanks for all he has done to develop ITEA into the thriving association it is today. To follow up on Ken's efforts I am very fortunate to have an excellent executive committee and others (including Ken) to work with.
Since 2005, a group of transportation economists who helped to found ITEA has organized an annual conference, and since 2006 a summer school has been held in conjunction with the conference. ITEA now runs both events which attract researchers and students from around the world. The venue changes each year. Most have been in Europe, but the 2013 conference was held at Northwestern University near Chicago. The 2015 conference and summer school were hosted by the Institute of Transport Economics – Norwegian Centre for Transport Research (TØI), in collaboration with the Department of Economics at the University of Oslo (UiO). Ed Glaeser gave a stimulating keynote address on transportation policy. Jean Tirole gave the keynote address at the 2014 conference, and it was a thrill when he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics four months later! The keynote address at the 2010 conference was given by Daniel McFadden who received the Nobel Prize in 2000. We hope to continue this tradition of attracting top speakers. Ken Small's comments on the 2014 conference and ITEA can be seen at interview on the conference
The 2016 conference and school will be hosted by Universidad de Chile in Santiago, Chile. We look forward to the first ITEA conference south of the equator.
In addition to the conference and summer school, ITEA sponsors the journal Economics of Transportation (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/economics-of-transportation/) which has published articles since 2012, as well as two special issues, and is rapidly becoming established as a premier journal in economics and transportation. ITEA also has a group on LinkedIn with a large and growing membership. We welcome new members to the group and the Association.
Robin Lindsey, University of British Columbia.