Mobility and Transports Economics 2017/2018
- 5 ECTS
- Taught in Portuguese
- Continuous Assessment
- relevant skillset
Students should be able to:
Identify the main issues concerning mobility, the factors that are influent in it, as well as social and economic impacts that arise from changes in mobility patterns;
Perform an economical evaluation of transport and mobility, quantitatively and qualitatively;
Know the general framework of national and European transport policies.
Identify the main forms and methodologies to finance public transport.
Knowledge in Statistics and Microeconomics
Lectures will have oral presentations, with the support of slides.
Students will be asked to participate, answering questions to guide them to the knowledge of the subjects.
Some case studies will be presented aiming to acknowledge more specifically some areas of transport activities.
Aiming to stimulate students to perform a continuous effort on research and study, exercises will be distributed to be performed individually by them.
During the semester, 2 technical visits will be made in order to allow students to know in real terms how big enterprises and equipments operate.
Body of Work
1. Movement, Transport and Location
2. Transport Planning
1.1 Goals and Utility
2.3 Sequential Model
3. Cost Evaluation
3.1 Internal Costs – Passengers’ perspective
3.2 Internal Costs – Companies’ perspective
3.3 External Costs
4. Price Policies
5. Transport Policies
5.1 Mobility and Sustainability
5.2 European Transport Policy
6. Financing Public Transport
BUTTON, Kenneth John; Transport Economics - 3rd edition; Edward Elgar Publishing Limited; 2010
PALMA, André de; LINDSEY, Robin; QUINET, Emile; VICKERMAN, Roger; A Handbook of Transport Economics; Edward Elgar Publishing Limited; 2011
MCCARTHY, Patrick S.; Transportation Economics - Theory and Practice: A case Study Approach; Blackwell Publishers Inc.; 2001
QUINET, Emile & Vickerman, Roger; Principles of Transport Economics; Edward Elgar Publishing Limited; 2004
COLE, Stuart; Applied Transport Economics; Kogan Page; 2005
BANISTER, David et all; European Transport Policy and Sustainable Mobility; E & FN Spon; 2000
1st week: Presentation
2nd week: Movement, Transport and Location
3rd week: Transport Planning
4th week: Transport Planning (cont.)
5th week: Transport Planning (cont.)
6th week: Cost Evaluation – Internal Costs – Passengers’ perspective
7th week: Cost Evaluation – Internal Costs – Companies’ perspective
8th week: Cost Evaluation – External Costs
9th week: Revision and Evaluation Test
10th week: Price Policies
11th week: Price Policies (cont.)
12th week: Transport Policies
13th week: Transport Policies (cont.)
14th week: Financing Public Transport
15th week: Revision and Evaluation Test
Demonstration of the syllabus coherence with the curricular unit's objectives
Subjects lectured were designed in order to allow students to obtain specific knowledge in the fields of mobility and transportation.
The themes inlcuded in the program of this syllabus allow students to use previous concepts on micro-economics as well as those learned during the year.
Demonstration of the teaching methodologies coherence with the curricular unit's objectives
Assuming that this syllabus is an option in sudents' curricula, it is quite important they recognize the importance of the theme, as well as the utility of the concepts and methodologies learned.
The presentation of practical situations and the resolution of exercises will allow students to associate theoretical knowledge with practical experience and incentive them to deepen their study in the future.
|relevant generic skill||improved?||assessed?|
|Achieving practical application of theoretical knowledge||Yes|
|Analytical and synthetic skills||Yes|