Kuhmo Nectar Conference of ITEA

The Kuhmo Nectar Conference of ITEA is organized annually, jointly with a Summer School of the same name. The Conference brings together researchers from around the world in all aspects of transportation economics, including infrastructure and spatial development. The conference has consistently brought together the most advanced research in transport economics from around the world.

The Kuhmo Nectar Conference of ITEA is the successor of two highly successful series of conferences: the previous Kuhmo Nectar Conference and the International Conference on Funding Transportation Infrastructure. These two series, which have consistently brought together the most advanced research in transport economics from around the world, have now merged into the single conference organized by ITEA.

The original Kuhmo Nectar series of conferences started in the town of Kuhmo, Finland, in 2005, organized by Esko Niskanen. This was followed by conferences in Helsinki in 2006, Urbino (Italy) 2007, Amsterdam 2008, Copenhagen 2009, Valencia 2010, Stockholm 2011, Berlin 2012, Chigaco 2013, and Tolouse 2014. A key component, starting in 2006, has been its summer school, targeted at young researchers in transport economics.

The International Conference of Funding Transportation Infrastructure began in Banff, Canada 2006, followed by Leuven, Belgium 2007; Paris, France 2008; and Minneapolis, USA 2009. Starting in 2010, this conference merged into the Kuhmo Nectar series.

The local organizers for our conferences and summer schools since 2010 have been the University of Valencia in 2010; the Centre for Transport Studies of the Royal Institute of Technology, (Stockholm) in 2011; the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin and the Technical University of Berlin in 2012, and the Transportation Center at Northwestern University in 2013. In 2014 the conference will be 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).