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Transport Infrastructure in Time, Scope and Scale

An Economic History and Evolutionary Perspective

Authors: Hasselgren, Björn

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  • Focuses upon the history of economic theorizing around transport infrastructure
  • Uses clear case studies to investigate theory
  • Analyses infrastructure systems from an institutional perspective
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About this book

This book discusses the economics of transport infrastructure and the economic theorizing around transport infrastructure from 1850 to today. Transport infrastructure systems are continuously evolving over time. Since the mid-1800s these systems have grown in complexity and outreach. They have been important drivers of economic development but have also been important as economic agents in themselves. Over time transport infrastructure systems have taken on different functions as providers of simpler transport services or more developed value chain components. Transport infrastructure has also been a source for different arguments about economic theory and practice. 
Transport infrastructure systems are analysed from an institutional perspective where the long-term development of the ownership and financing of the systems, as well as the connection to different policy areas are elaborated. A longitudinal study of Sweden’s transport infrastructure policy is used to exemplify driving factors causing change and transformation of the systems over time with different scale and scope.  

About the authors

Björn Hasselgren is a guest researcher in the Economic History Department of Uppsala University, Sweden and has a PhD in planning and decision analysis from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. He has extensive experience from senior positions in the transport infrastructure sector and the Sveriges Riksbank.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Government Ownership of Roads and Railroads—Why?

    Pages 1-8

    Hasselgren, Björn

  • Theoretical Background

    Pages 9-23

    Hasselgren, Björn

  • Economic Theory and Transport Infrastructure

    Pages 25-55

    Hasselgren, Björn

  • Planning and Coordination of Transport Infrastructure

    Pages 57-77

    Hasselgren, Björn

  • Sweden’s Transport Infrastructure History—Coevolution and Conflict

    Pages 79-106

    Hasselgren, Björn

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-79053-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover $99.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transport Infrastructure in Time, Scope and Scale
Book Subtitle
An Economic History and Evolutionary Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-79054-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-79054-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-79053-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07715-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 121
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations
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