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2009 Summer School

EAERE-FEEM-VIU European Summer School on
Economics, Transport and Environment

[under ESS RESECON project]

Venice, July 5th-11th, 2009

The call for applications will be launched on November 2008

Transport is considered one of the main sources of externalities. Important externalities are air pollution, noise, congestion, wear and tear, but also accident, congestion and schedule delay costs imposed upon others. It is proposed to focus the summer school not only on environmental problems in a very narrow sense but also to study the interrelation with the other types of externalities. Transport externalities need a somewhat different analysis from most other externalities in the sense that the level of the externalities feeds back into the level of the activity: increased congestion and accident levels decrease participation in transport activities.


- Prof. Stef PROOST, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (School Coordinator).
Topic: Transport externalities in general equilibrium and partial equilibrium models

- Prof. David BROWNSTONE, University of California at Irvine, USA
Topic: Econometric models of vehicle ownership and use, fuel efficiency, technology forcing and choice of new fuels and the effects of land use

- Prof. Bruno DE BORGER, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Company cars, congestion and taxation of work trips

- Prof. André DE PALMA, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France
Topic: Modeling transport in urban areas: dynamic models of traffic and emissions - bottleneck versus network models, effects of alternative traffic pricing policies 

- Prof. Matthew TURNER, University of Toronto, Canada
Land use, economic development, transport and externalities

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This activity is part of the ESS RESECON project, that has received funding from the European Community's Sixth Framework Programme, Marie Curie Actions - Human Resources and Mobility.
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