ITEA Annual Conference and School 2019
ITEA is pleased to announce that the ITEA Annual Conference and School on Transportation Economics in 2019 will be hosted by Paris School of Economics (PSE) in Paris. The events will be in 10-14 June, 2019.
The aim of the annual ITEA School is to provide young researchers a high quality introduction to academic research on transport economics, including many recent advances in the field. The School’s program consists of a series of lectures and tutorials; all faculty members are among the most prominent researchers in transport economics. The aim of the annual ITEA Conference is to promote scientific excellence in the field of transport economics and to provide a forum for scientific exchange. Research presented at the Conference covers both theory and empirical work, it includes all transport modes, and it allows a wide range of research methodologies. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to, transport pricing and investment, competition policy, transport decisions under uncertainty, agglomeration effects, valuation of intangibles, privatization, the economics of new transport technologies, the political economy of transport decisions, etc.
Economics of Transportation: Journal of the ITEA
Economics of Transportation is an official journal of ITEA. The journal is for scholarly papers in transportation economics. Published by Elsevier starting in 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.
ITEA President’s Message
It is a great privilege to serve as the fourth President of the International Transportation Economics Association (ITEA). My predecessors have nurtured and passed on an impressive capital of efficiency and excellence that has characterized ITEA for almost fifteen years. I will do my best to make it even more fruitful.
The members of the Executive Committee and I will work hard to further improve the visibility and reputation of ITEA in the world of academic and professional economists. We will work hard to strengthen the organization of our annual conference and school which are both unique environments to exchange ideas and knowledge on transportation economics. We will work hard to support the efforts of our editors’ journal, Economics of Transportation, to expand its outreach and attractiveness.
The advent of the digital economy offers new technical solutions to old transportation issues that decision makers have always faced, such as traffic congestion or urban sprawl. In particular the governance design of digitalized transportation systems has become a very hot topic on our research agenda. This period of intense technological change should give us further incentives to boost the development of transportation economics at the confluence of industrial organization, public economics, political economy, behavioral economics and economic theory.
Our main duty is to give birth to a new generation of transportation economists and to pass them the baton of excellence in research. It is crucial to take doctorate students and juniors researchers on board. I would like to ask each ITEA member to enroll at least one younger colleague in the next two years.
I look forward to seeing you all soon.
With best wishes,