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TRANSPORT ECONOMICS

CODE 63739
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 8698 ECONOMIA DELLE AZIENDE MARITTIME, LOGISTICA E TRASP.(L-18) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SECS-P/06
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    PREREQUISITES
    Prerequisites
    You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
    • Maritime, Logistics and Transport Economics and Business 8698 (coorte 2021/2022)
    • MICROECONOMICS 41126
    • MACROECONOMICS 55648
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    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. 

     

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    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. 

    PREREQUISITES

    Basic microeconomics and macroeconomics 

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lectures. 

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    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.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    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. 

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    ENRICO MUSSO (President)

    CLAUDIA BURLANDO

    HILDA GHIARA

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    The course takes place in the second semester (February-May) according to the timetable issued by the Department.

    Class schedule

    TRANSPORT ECONOMICS

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    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 testsoral 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.    

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Organization of the exam:

    • Mandatory written exam for all students
    • Oral examination after passing the written exam

    The inscription to the exam through the University website (www.unige.it) is mandatory.

     

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    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 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
    22/06/2023 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
    06/07/2023 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
    15/09/2023 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

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    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.