Dr Ben Groom of the Department of Geography and Environment will travel to France in June as part of the International Transport Economics Association’s annual conference and summer school.
On June 4th Dr Groom, whose expertise includes social discounting for long-run public projects, will be joined by Anthony Venables (Oxford) and Emile Quinet (Ecole des ponts ParisTech) to discuss ‘Cost-benefit analysis of long-term Transportation infrastructure investments’.
Just over 120 leading academics from across the world were invited to the conference, which aims to promote scientific excellence in the field of transport economics and to provide a forum for stimulating scientific exchange. Specific topics covered include transport investment and funding, congestion pricing, time and risk, agglomeration effects, valuation of intangibles, aviation, competition, and privatisation.
The Conference is hosted by the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) at the University of Toulouse, France, with the support of Institut D’Economie Industrielle (IDEI).
See full conference programme.