ITEA Annual Conference and School 2017
In 2017, the Annual Conference and School of the International Transportation Economics Association will be hosted by Institute d’Economia de Barcelona (IEB) at Universitat de Barcelona. The local organizers are Anna Matas and Javier Asensio. The School will run from June 19-21, and the Conference from June 21-23. (Please note that the dates have changed from those initially announced because of the need for space during national university entrance examinations.)
Information about the Conference and School is available at http://www.itea2017bcn.org/
ITEA President’s Message
Jan K. Brueckner
It is honor to serve as the third president of the International Transportation Economics Association (ITEA). While the Association is still young, its future is bright. Our annual conference has become the premier venue for presentation of economics-oriented transportation research, and the Association’s journal, Economics of Transportation, is steadily gaining a reputation as a top-quality outlet for work in the area. It is becoming a home for meritorious papers previously scattered across a variety of economics journals and transportation outlets read mainly by noneconomists, providing a needed focal point for the field.
Another major contribution is the Association’s excellent summer school. Held in conjunction with the annual conference, the summer school helps to broaden the training of young researchers working in transportation economics while fostering professional connections crucial to launching and sustaining a productive career. The week devoted to the school and conference provides an exceptional environment for learning and cross-fertilization, and it provides a model for other branches of the profession to follow.
As president, my hope is expand the Association’s membership and to further increase the visibility and size of the conference by spreading the word about its quality. In addition, I will strive to help the editors of Economics of Transportation consolidate and expand the gains they have achieved in the number and quality of submissions, a goal that all Association members can advance by submitting their own work and encouraging their graduate students to do the same.
The Association is poised to further strengthen its contributions to the field of transportation economics, and we can all be excited to be part of this process.
ITEA Annual Conference and School 2016
The Annual Conference and School of the International Transportation Economics Association was hosted by the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Universidad de Chile in Santiago, Chile, from June 13-17, 2016.
Information about the Conference and School is available at:
ITEA Conference 2016
The Conference ran from June 15-17, 2016. The keynote speaker was Professor Moshe Ben-Akiva (MIT, USA).
The International Transport Forum (ITF, OECD) sponsored a plenary session on “Transportation Economics with BIG DATA”. The speakers were: Moshe Ben-Akiva (MIT, USA), Nikolaos Geroliminis (EPFL, Switzerland), Nicolas Glady (ESSEC Business School, France), Marcela Munizaga (Universidad de Chile, Chile). Moderator: André de Palma (École Normale Supériuer de Cachan, France).
ITEA School 2016
The School program consisted of lectures and tutorials delivered by ten faculty comprising a range of the most prominent researchers in transport economics: Richard Arnott (University of California, Riverside, USA), Leonardo Basso (Universidad de Chile, Chile), Maria Börjesson (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden), Jan Brueckner (University of California, Irvine, USA), André de Palma (École Normale Supériuer de Cachan, France), Mogens Fosgerau (Technical University of Denmark), Robin Lindsey (University of British Columbia, Canada), Kenneth Small (University of California, Irvine, USA), Jos Van Ommeren (VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Erik Verhoef (VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands).