ITEA Annual Conference and School 2017
We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Annual Conference and School of the International Transportation Economics Association, ITEA, will be held in Barcelona, Spain, June 19-23. It will be hosted by the Institut d’Economia de Barcelona (IEB) at the Faculty of Economics and Business of Universitat de Barcelona.
The two and a half-day School is held on June 19-21, just before the Conference. Its aim 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 are among the most prominent researchers in transport economics.
The aim of the Conference, June 21-23, 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. There will be two awards at the conference: one for the best paper by a junior researcher, and one for the best overall paper.
The keynote speech of the ITEA Conference will be given by Professor Jacques Thisse (UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)
The International Transport Forum (ITF) Plenary Session will be on “Air connectivity”. The speakers will be announced in due course.
January 1, 2017: Submission starts
February 15, 2017: Submission deadline
April 1, 2017: Notification of acceptance
May 2, 2017: Deadline for early bird registration and confirmation of participation
Information about the Conference and School is available at http://www.itea2017bcn.org/
If you have any questions regarding the school or the conference, please do not hesitate to contact us: email@example.com
With kind regards,
Anna Matas (Chair, Local organizing committee)
Jan Brueckner (President, ITEA)
Bruno De Borger (Chair, ITEA Scientific Committee)
Jos van Ommeren (Chair, ITEA School Committee)
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.