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The aim of the Research Programme in Infrastructure and Transport is to promote research in this area from an economic viewpoint, in order to generate knowledge that is useful to society and is able to guide public policy. It focuses on the effects of infrastructure investments and transport policies on economic growth and the environment, and examines the impact of policies of regional distribution. The results of its research are published in academic journals and in broader forums involving public and private decision-makers.

This research line supports a group of experts with a proven track record in this field and promotes the incorporation of young researchers.


The program is led by the researchers Anna Matas y Javier Asensio.

Research topics:

Evaluation investment and transport policy:

  • cost-benefit analysis in transport.
  • Accessibility and location of economic activities.
  • infrastructure and productivity.
  • Investment in transport and sustainability.


Liberalisation and competition:

  • Oligopolistic market structure.
  • Paper costs of infrastructure access and competition.
  • Economic regulation of the common infrastructure.


Infrastructure financing:

  • Private participation in infrastructure.
  • Pricing and infrastructure financing.


Cities and transportation:

  • Economic growth and transport infrastructure.
  • Suburbanization and transportation.


Efficiency in the provision of infrastructure and transport management



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