ITEA Annual Conference and School 2018
ITEA is pleased to announce that the ITEA Annual Conference and School on Transportation Economics (“Kuhmo Nectar”) will in 2018 be hosted by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong. The events will be in June 25-29, 2018.
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.
The keynote speech of the ITEA Conference will be given by Professor Masahisa Fujita, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University, Japan.
ITEA Annual Conference and School 2017
The 2017 Annual Conference and School of the International Transportation Economics Association, ITEA, was held in Barcelona, Spain, June 19-23. The events were hosted by the Institut dEconomia de Barcelona (IEB) at the Faculty of Economics and Business of Universitat de Barcelona. The chair of the Local Organizing Committee was Professor Anna Matas.
The two and a half-day School was held on June 19-21, just before the Conference. The School were attended by 42 students from all over the world.
The Conference was held on June 21-23. There were 133 papers presented at the Conference. In addition, the Conference was proud to present keynote lecture by Professor Jacques Thisse on “What Can TE Learn from Spatial Economics” and The International Transport Forum (ITF) plenary sessions on “Air Connectivity” presented by Professor Anming Zhang and Dr. Guillaume Burghouwt, and on “Agglomeration and Wider Economic Benefits” presented by Professor Tony Venables and Professor Daniel Graham.
The venue for the keynote lecture by Professor Jacques Thisse was provided by Abertis, the international market leader in the management of toll roads. The session was chaired by Professor Bruno de Borger, as Chair of the Conference Scientific Committee.