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Acto: Otros

1st Meeting on Transport Economics and Infrastructure

Fecha: febrero 14, 2014

Sala de Graus - Faculty of Economics and Business. University of Barcelona. Av. Diagonal, 690. Barcelona


Although the transport sector cannot be considered as one of the culprits of the current economic crisis, it is obviously influenced by its consequences. The ability of the public sector to finance new infrastructure projects or to subsidise the operational deficits of public transport modes has certainly diminished. This is forcing administrations around the world to reassess their investment and pricing policies. Other current debates in transport economics focus on the possibilities of curbing atmospheric emissions, the effects of liberalising sectors that had been insulated from competition or the changes in accessibility due to urban and regional transformations, among others.


The aim of this meeting is to discuss recent research in the area of transport economics. The meeting will focus on issues related to pricing, investment and competition. However, research papers in other areas of transport economics and infrastructure analysis are also welcome both from empirical and theoretical perspectives. Between 10 and 12 papers will be accepted for presentation and discussion at the meeting, which will take place during a single day at the University of Barcelona (Av. Diagonal, 690, Barcelona).

Instituciones organizadoras

Institu d'Economia de Barcelona logotipo Universitat de Barcelona logotipo

Keynote speaker

Stef Proost (Center for Economic Studies, KU Leuven)
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Scientific Committee

Javier Asensio (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona & IEB)

Ofelia Betancor (Univ.Las Palmas de Gran Canaria & FEDEA)

Pedro Cantos (Universitat de València)

Ricardo Flores-Fillol (Universitat Rovira i Virgili)

Anna Matas (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona & IEB)

Daniel Montolio (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB)

Stef Proost (KU Leuven)

Erik Verhoef (VU University Amsterdam)

Organizing Committee

Javier Asensio (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona & IEB)

Anna Matas (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona & IEB)

Jordi Rosell (Universitat de Barcelona)

Topics of interest

Infrastructure investment and finance

Pricing issues in urban transport

Air transport and airport management

Railway economics: infrastructure access and competition

Public transport: performance, efficiency and regulation

Governance, ownership and competition issues in transport

Energy and environmental issues in transport


Deadline for submission of papers: November 11, 2013

Notification of accepted papers: December 13, 2013


Papers should be sent to by November 11, 2013. Only papers presented in PDF format and no longer than 30 pages will be considered.

Papers will be evaluated by the scientific committee. The acceptance decision will be notified to authors by December 13, 2013. Free accommodation for one night (before or after the conference) will be provided to presenters of accepted papers. Presenters may be asked to act as discussants of another paper.


Presenters / discussants / Ph.D. students: free

Early registration (70 €): October 1 to January 22, 2014

Late registration (150 €): January 22, 2014 until conference day (depending on availability)