|Section Title:||Transportation Economics|
|Course:||P A 393L - Advanced Policy Economics
(previously Political Economy II)
|Day & Time:||Mondays, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM|
|Waitlist Information:||For LBJ Students: UT Waitlist Information|
Description: Economic analysis and its application to transportation are the central themes of this course. Its purpose is to provide students with an understanding of the manner in which the principles of demand, costs, pricing, efficiency, investments, externalities, and analytical techniques (such as benefit-cost analysis) can be applied to the analysis of a variety of transportation public policy issues such as congestion, subsidies, lack of competition, quality of service, international trade, and various forms of government intervention. All modes of freight and passenger transportation will be considered: mass transit, trucking, airlines, maritime, and railroads. Case studies of current issues will be drawn from local (urban and rural), state, national, and international arenas. Class presentations will consist of both theoretical discussions and their applications to addressing prevailing transportation problems.
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