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The course aims at providing basic information and knowledge about the economic facts and processes occurring in the transport sector, both with micro and a macroeconomic approacg. Policy issues will also be considered. The relationships between the transport industry and the overall economic system are investigated.
The course provides the most relevant specific skills in this sector and at the same time it focuses on its contribution to general economics. It also provides the knowledge of specific features of different transport modes, of competition and industrial organization in the markets where these firms operate, as well as of the economic policy guidelines relevant to this sector.
Basic microeconomics and macroeconomics
Introduction: transporation, economy and society.
Part I: the economics of transportation services. Demand, costs, markets. The economics of the infrastructure and infrastructure planning; market structure: competition, oligopoly, monopolies; pricing and market regulations.
Part II: the sectors of the trasnport industy; freight and passenger transport; complex and intermodal transport cycles; unitization and containerization; maritime transports and ports; air transport; road and railway transport.
Part III: market and public intervention; market failures, externalities, natural monopolies; liberalization and privatizations in the transpor modes; trends in transportation policies.
Part IV: trasport and spatial economics: urban growth/developement, urban and regional dynamics, urban transport policies; transport and firms' location patterns; transport and globalization; new trends and new problems in transport economics.
Learning material in mainly represented by the slides of the lectures, which are made available con the Aulaweb during the course. Any further bibliographical notice will be issued through the Aulaweb in due course.
Office hours: Every Wednesday 11:00-12:30 at CIELI (building of the dept of Economics, Via Francesco Vivaldi 5, 2nd floor, in front of the elevator), tel. +39 010 2095462, or on a (previously agreed) meeting on TEAM "Enrico Musso ricevimento studenti" through access code v5kw68y. In all other days/hour students can be received on appointment: please address to firstname.lastname@example.org
ENRICO MUSSO (President)
The course takes place in the second semester (February-May) according to the timetable issued by the Department.
Details about exams will depend on university's decisions related to the pandemic emergency. Full or further information will be given at the beginning of the course.
Normally, exams include written tests, oral examinations, whorkshops, short essays, on topics which couple theorical conceptualizations and approaches with specific issues related to real and current problems of the involved sectors.
Organization of the exam:
The inscription to the exam through the University website (www.unige.it) is mandatory.
|18/01/2023||11:00||GENOVA||Scritto + Orale||Gli esami si compongono di un test scritto che si svolge in aula informatica e di colloqui orali che possono protrarsi nei giorni successivi a seconda del numero di candidati|
|02/02/2023||11:00||GENOVA||Scritto + Orale||Gli esami si compongono di un test scritto che si svolge in aula informatica e di colloqui orali che possono protrarsi nei giorni successivi a seconda del numero di candidati|
|16/02/2023||11:00||GENOVA||Scritto + Orale||Gli esami si compongono di un test scritto che si svolge in aula informatica e di colloqui orali che possono protrarsi nei giorni successivi a seconda del numero di candidati|
|07/06/2023||11:00||GENOVA||Scritto + Orale|
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|06/07/2023||11:00||GENOVA||Scritto + Orale|
|15/09/2023||11:00||GENOVA||Scritto + Orale|
Students with a certified DSA, disability or other special educational needs are advised to contact the lecturer at the beginning of the course in order to agree on teaching and examination methods that, while respecting the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning methods and provide suitable compensatory tools.