ITEA Annual Conference and Summer School (Kuhmo Nectar) 2014
Registration is now open!
We are pleased to announce that the ITEA Annual Conference and Summer School on Transportation Economics (Kuhmo Nectar) will be held in Toulouse, France, June 2 - 6, 2014.
The Conference and the Summer School are hosted by the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) at the Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, Toulouse, France, with the support of Institut D’Economie Industrielle (IDEI).
The aim of the Conference, June 4 – 6, is to promote scientific excellence in the field of transport economics and to provide a forum for stimulating scientific exchange. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to, transport investment and funding, congestion pricing, time and risk, agglomeration effects, valuation of intangibles, aviation, competition, privatization etc.
Please visit the conference website to register and for more information about the conference and the summer school.
The conference keynote speaker is Jean Tirole.
Scientific Director of IDEI
Member of the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE)
Member of the Excecutive Committee, Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST)
ITEA Summer School
The Summer School, June 2 – 4, provides a condensed programme giving an introduction to academic research in transport economics including recent advances. The Summer School program consists of 10 lectures and tutorials delivered by a faculty comprising a range of the most prominent researchers in transport economics:
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) – Valuation of Time
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
Cliff Winston (Brookings Institution, USA) - Transportation and the Economy: Governance Considerations
More details about the Summer School, including faculty profiles and the topics of the lectures, and the conference are uploaded on the conference website
Welcome to the web site of the International Transportation Economics Association. The Association aims to foster transportation economics as a thriving discipline, based on strong research and research-supported policy applications.
Our 2013 conference and summer school, held at Northwestern University near Chicago, were attended by 140 researchers and students from all over the world. This was our first conference in North America, so we are very gratified by its success. As you can tell from our web site, the 2014 conference will be in Toulouse, France, and we are eagerly soliciting proposals for a venue for 2015.
ITEA sponsors a journal, Economics of Transportation, which has already published some first-rate issues and has more in the works. We expect it to quickly become recognized throughout the economics profession as a leading outlet for research. We also have a group on LinkedIn and a newsletter complete with provocative guest essays. Join us!
Kuhmo Nectar Conference and Summer School on Transportation Economics 2013
The 2013 edition of the conference was held in Chicago. More information below.
Kuhmo Nectar Conference and Summer School 2013
July 8-10 Summer School
July 10-12 Conference
Local Organizer: Northwestern University
Keynote Speaker 2013
The keynote speaker of the Kuhmo Nectar Conference 2013 was Charles Manski, Board of Trustees Professor of Economics at Northwestern University. His research spans econometrics, judgment and decision, the analysis of social policy, and disaggregate choice models. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He currently serves on the National Research Council's Committee for the Study of Intercity Passenger Travel Issues.
The topic of Professor Manski´s keynote address was Forming Transportation Policy in an Uncertain World. His recent book "Public Policy in an Uncertain World" (Harvard University Press, 2013) argues broadly that society should face up to the uncertainties that attend policy formation. He observes that the current practice of policy analysis suffers from incredible certitude, as researchers use untenable assumptions to make precise predictions of policy outcomes. He recommends conducting credible policy analyses that explicitly expresses the limits to knowledge by providing interval rather than point predictions, and uses this to consider how policy makers might make reasonable decisions in an uncertain world. In this lecture he will argue that these themes apply with considerable force to transportation policy in general, and to the difficulty of forecasting travel demand under counterfactual policies in particular.
Special Session 2013 sponsored by ITF
The Kuhmo Nectar Conference 2013 included a special session sponsored by the International Transport Forum on Demand Forecasting in Action. Speakers included Chandra Bhat, Hani Mahmassani, Kenneth Small and Mark Wardman (pictured left to right).
The Kuhmo Nectar Conference and Summer School 2012 was held in Berlin. The events were hosted by DIW Berlin and Technical University of Berlin. Read more The 2011 Conference and Summer School were hosted by the Centre for Transport Studies (CTS), The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Read more The 2010 Conference and Summer School were hosted by University of Valencia. Read more For earlier conferences 2006-2009 see here