ITEA Annual Conference and Summer School (Kuhmo Nectar) 2015
The Institute of Transport Economics – Norwegian Centre for Transport Research (TØI), in collaboration with the Department of Economics at the University of Oslo (UiO) is pleased to announce that the Annual Conference and Summer School of the International Transportation Economics Association (ITEA) will be held in Oslo, Norway, June 15-19, 2015.
February 23, 2015 is the deadline for submission of extended abstracts (2-4 pages). The submission platform is now open at http://editorialexpress.com/conference/ITEA2015. As soon as papers are selected and the schedule is formed, a comprehensive programme will be made available.
Information about the Conference and Summer School will be updated at TØI’s website: https://www.toi.no/ITEA2015/
Please mark your calendar!
ITEA Summer School (Kuhmo Nectar): June 15-17, 2015
ITEA Conference (Kuhmo Nectar): June 17-19, 2015.
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 will be the Institute of Transport Economics (TØI) in Oslo, Norway, from June 15-19. Recent venues and local organizers were the Toulouse School of Economics for 2014, 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 2014 conference and summer school were hosted by the Toulouse School of Economics. Jean Tirole gave the keynote address, 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 2015 conference and summer school will be held in Oslo from June 15-19. We look forward to celebrating the tenth anniversary of the conference series and long summer days at the 60th parallel.
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
ITEA Annual Conference and Summer School (Kuhmo Nectar) 2014
The ITEA Annual Conference and Summer School on Transportation Economics (Kuhmo Nectar), held in Toulouse, France, June 2 - 6, 2014, was very successful.
The Conference and the Summer School were 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, 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, transport investment and funding, congestion pricing, time and risk, agglomeration effects, valuation of intangibles, aviation, competition, privatization etc.
Please visit the conference website for more information about the conference and the summer school.
The conference keynote speaker was Jean Tirole.
Scientific Director of IDEI
Member of the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE)
Member of the Executive Committee, Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST)
Winner of the 2014 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics
ITEA Summer School
The Summer School, June 2 – 4, provided an introduction to academic research in transport economics including recent advances. The Summer School program consisted 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