ITEA President’s Message
Dear members of the International Transport Economics Association,
This message is to thank you for being member of ITEA and to welcome you to engage in our association as we work to get back to a new, post-Covid normal. Your support, commitment and contribution to our society is immensely important and valuable, in good times as well as in more difficult ones. I believe that in this time of climate change, pandemics and general unrest in the world, a truly global research society like ours, that deals with key issues with intellectual rigor and honesty and builds bridges between people, countries and continents, in a truly friendly environment is more valuable than ever.
I was the local organizer of ITEA in Stockholm in 2011, and since then I have been lucky enough to have been able to visit all ITEA conferences. Over the years, the researchers in the ITEA community have been immensely generous with their time, ideas, advice, and other resources. For me, this is what ITEA should be about – knowledge spillovers, innovation, inspiration, network building, and support of fellow researchers in a truly sympathetic and helpful environment. So, I would like to underscore my welcome to the new generation of transport economists, and to encourage them to take advantage of the ITEA society and our conferences. I also encourage the more experienced transport economists to continue to engage in our association and with the new generation so generously. And of course, don’t forget to have fun along the way.
As you may know, ITEA has, as many scientific associations, struggled for continuity during the difficult years of the Covid pandemic. Due to the persistent work of my predecessors and a host of committed members of the Executive Committee, ITEA has so far proved to be strong enough to overcome this challenge. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my predecessors as Presidents of the Association: Kenneth Small, Robin Lindsey, Jan Brueckner, Marc Ivaldi, and Sergio Jara-Díaz for having developed such solid association.
The pandemic forced us to organize the annual conference online in 2020 and 2021. Even though the organizers of the online conferences did a truly great job, we were so happy about being able to organize and participate in an in-person conference in (a very hot) Toulouse at the beginning of the summer this year. We thank Chantal Roucolle and her team for the great conference that they hosted.
We are still working hard on finding another host for the ITEA 2023 conference and will soon be back with more information and call for papers. I very much wish to see you there! Let’s hope that the situation in the world improves until then.
Finally, I invite you to renew your commitment to ITEA and to encourage all the transport economists who you know to do the same. You can do this through the ITEA website, or as you sign up for next year’s conference. To check your membership status, you can easily log in to your account on the ITEA website. And don’t forget to submit your best papers to the journal Economics of Transportation.
Regards to all,
President of ITEA
ITEA Annual Conference and School on Transportation Economics, 13-17 June 2022
The 2022 edition of the ITEA Annual Conference and School on Transportation Economics was held IN-PERSON in Toulouse (France). It was co-organized by École Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC) and Toulouse Business School (TBS).
Professor Bruno Jullien (Toulouse School of Economics) was our keynote speaker.
Further information at https://itea2022.recherche.enac.fr/
The ITEA Annual Conference and ITEA Annual School on Transportation Economics in 2022 will be co-organized by Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC) and Toulouse Business School (TBS) in Toulouse (France).
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 L.J. Basso and P. Gagnepain.
Call for Venue 2023
Call for Venue 2023
ITEA invites proposals from local organizers to host its 2023 annual conference and school. Natural candidates are universities, research institutions, or other organizations in the field.