ITEA Annual Conference and School 2018
The ITEA Annual Conference and School on Transportation Economics 2018 were hosted by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong. The events were held June 25-29, 2018.
The keynote speech of the ITEA Conference was given by Professor Masahisa Fujita, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University, Japan.
Photo: ITEA 2018 Student party (Hao Lang)
ITEA President’s Message
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 school. Held in conjunction with the annual conference, the 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.
Jan K. Brueckner