Economics of Transportation: Journal of ITEA
Economics of Transportation is a journal for scholarly papers in transportation economics. Published by Elsevier starting in mid 2012, its founding co-editors are Mogens Fosgerau and Erik Verhoef. The journal aims to uphold the highest standards of scientific originality and quality.
Economics of Transportation publishes scholarly papers that make important contributions to transportation economics. The journal also publishes papers that research the interaction between transportation and other economic activities; papers that seek to promote cross fertilization with other fields of economics including labor, trade, urban economics, and industrial organization; and substantive papers on timely policy issues relating to transportation. The journal welcomes both theoretical and applied papers. Papers are welcome regardless of the originating discipline provided they contribute to the goals of the journal. Economics of Transportation is committed to becoming a recognized journal within economics and aims to uphold the highest standards of scientific originality and quality.
Special Issue “The political economy of transport decisions”
Much of the transport economics literature has focused on the welfare economics of transport decision making, leading to many valuable insights on pricing, investment, network design, and regulation of transport services in a second-best world. However, the feeling is that many policy prescriptions of transport economists have been ignored or, at the very best, have been accepted with delays of several decades. Therefore, the profession has recently also taken a less normative view on decision making, emphasizing the role of the political process in shaping transport policy. This Special Issue calls for high quality papers that contribute to our understanding of the political economy of transport decision making. Both theoretical papers and empirical analyses (econometric modelling, numerical simulation, etc.) are welcomed. There are no restrictions in terms of transport modes (road, rail, shipping, air, inland waterways, etc.).
Topics of specific interest include, but are not limited to, the political economy aspects of:
- Public transport pricing, investment, and network design
- Instrument choice (kilometer charges, cordon tolling, etc.) for pricing road use
- The allocation of government funds in the transport sector
- Modal competition for space
- Large investment projects and their financing
- Cost-benefit analysis
- Pricing parking
- Tax and expenditure competition in transport
- The introduction of new technologies (Uber, etc.)
Special issue article type becomes available in EES — June 1, 2016
Submission deadline — December 31, 2016
Author notification of first round of reviews — April 30, 2017
Author notification of second round of review (if needed) — September 30, 2017
Special issue completed — November 30, 2017
Submission via EES
All papers should be submitted via the Economics of Transportation online submission system. To submit a paper, please visit: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/economics-of-transportation/ and indicate that your submission is for the Special Issue on “The political economy of transport decisions”. While submitting a paper to the special issue, please choose the article type “SI: Political Economy.” otherwise your submission will be handled as a regular manuscript. All papers will pass through the regular refereeing process.
Any questions or problems should be directed to the guest editor.
Bruno De Borger, firstname.lastname@example.org, University of Antwerp, Belgium.
Call for Papers for Conference in Honor of Daniel McFadden’s 80th Birthday
USC will be hosting a conference in honor of Daniel McFadden on the occasion of his 80th birthday on July 28 and 29 of 2017. The conference will be held at the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, where Dan has an appointment.
We are seeking proposals for papers on discrete choice—the area of econometrics for which Dan was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2000. The goal of the conference is to promote intellectual cross-fertilization; thus, we encourage submissions in labor, health, and development economics, industrial organization/technological change, the econometric theory of discrete choice analysis, and transportation/energy/environmental economics.
Following the conference, Han Hong, Michael Keane, and Clifford Winston will invite selected authors to submit their papers for a possible special issue of the Journal of Econometrics.
Proposals should be roughly 2-4 pages and emailed to Clifford Winston by no later than December 1, 2016 at CWinston@brookings.edu