Economics, Energy and Environment

Environment and Transport in Economic Modelling

Editors: Roson, Roberto, Small, Kenneth A. (Eds.)

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The analysis of the relationship between transport and environmental policy invites an interdisciplinary treatment and a variety of approaches, and rightly so. An important subset of the approaches used involves economic analysis. Economic approaches often consider pricing policies, attempting to evaluate their effectiveness in comparison with more traditional measures such as `command and control' regulation and directed technological innovation. Another important subset of approaches involves simulation modelling, where key relationships are presented mathematically so that their influence can be quantified and their interrelationships discerned precisely. This book treats the intersection of these two subsets: simulation models with a strong economic content. This intersection defines a broad but powerful way to study environment and transport. Its breadth is illustrated by the wide range of policies treated here, from carbon taxes to speed limits. Its power derives from the way insights into interrelated actions and the role of markets - the strong points of economic theory - are cast into a form suitable for making quantitative predictions about the results of policies.
Case studies are used to show how simulation models can be designed and used to quantify the effectiveness of economic policies in terms of transport systems management and environmental protection, the emphasis being on the role of the markets in tracing the many effects that policies have, both anticipated and otherwise.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: Modelling Environment and Transport

    Roson, Roberto (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Optimal Pricing and Regulation of Transport Externalities: A Welfare Comparison of Some Policy Alternatives

    Borger, Bruno (et al.)

    Pages 10-38

  • Revealed Preferences, Externalities and Optimal Pricing for Urban Transportation

    Roson, Roberto

    Pages 39-60

  • Environmental effects and scale economies in transport modelling: some results for the UK

    Peirson, John (et al.)

    Pages 61-75

  • Carbon Emissions and the Economic Costs of Transport Policy in Sweden

    Harrison, Glenn W. (et al.)

    Pages 76-117

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environment and Transport in Economic Modelling
Editors
  • Roberto Roson
  • Kenneth A. Small
Series Title
Economics, Energy and Environment
Series Volume
10
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-9109-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-9109-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4913-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4983-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 234
Topics