This Topic Area deals with key aspects of evaluation, pricing, financing, and economic regulation. Under this topic, the private and social costs and benefits of transport systems (infrastructure and services) are appraised, based on consistent economic criteria. It also helps to understand the roles of each level of government, and develop policy and regulatory proposals, including the issues of pricing, private and public finance and investment choices. This area is concerned with all modes of transport and all types of demand and supply settings.
The Special Interest Group on Transport System Analysis and Economic Evaluation (SIG E1) was planned to be initiated at the WCTR Scientific and Steering Committee meeting in Lyon, 2014. SIG E1 was officially launched on August 2014 with 24 core members.
SIG E1 is Chaired by Füsun Ulengin of Sabanci University, Turkey and Co-chaired by Özay ÖZAYDIN of Dogus University, Turkey.
There are currently 25 members.
Chair: Füsun Ülengin
Sabanci University, Orta Mahalle, Tuzla 34956 Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: +90 216 483 90 00 / Fax: +90 216 493 90 05
Co-chair: Özay Özaydin
Dogus University, Zeamet Caddesi, Acibadem 34722 Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: +90 216 444 79 97 / Fax: +90 216 544 55 35
The SIG-E3 on Transport Economic Regulation aims to create a worldwide forum of stable relationships and shared elaboration for scholars of the sector, public regulators and regulated firms. Its ultimate goal is to promote a better regulation, in both theory and practice.
The SIG-E3 will focus on all relevant aspects of economic regulation (regulatory mechanisms, pricing, unbundling, access, essential facilities regulation, independent regulators, etc.), for the main transport modes (railways, air transport and maritime transport, highways, local public transport).
SIG-E3 will promote conferences, common researches and resources referred both to the sub-topic of infrastructure regulation and services regulation. To date, given the broad scope of problems, the main activities undertaken focused on infrastructure regulation issues, but any contribution also related to the services side is welcome.
Concerning infrastructure regulation, a peculiar research topic is related to the communalities that emerge in regulating different transport infrastructures across modes (common characteristics being large and long-lasting investments, slow technical progress, complex political goals, special relations with the transport services using the infrastructure, peculiar land use implications, etc.). This kind of problem can be effectively faced by a worldwide network of scholars, regulators and firms, starting from a common theoretical body and set of data.
What: Workshop on the topic of Long-Distance Passengers Market
TRASPOL, the Laboratory of Transport Policies of Milan Politecnico, is organising a workshop on the topic of long-distance passengers market. The topics include the economic regulation of long-distance markets, the measure of the effects of liberalisation and the potential impacts of the most recent innovations in the sector. The workshop is part of SIG-E3 activities.
Where: Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Milan Politecnico University, MILANO, Italy
When: 29 September 2017
Further info: details are available at http://www.traspol.polimi.it/en/eventi-traspol-la-lunga-percorrenza-passeggeri-mercato-pianificazione-innovazione-28-29-settembre-2017/
Deadline dates: Abstract submission: 5 June 2017 / Registration to the conference: 25 June 2017
Membership is open to scholars, public regulators, regulated companies and actual or potential “new entrants”. Registration to the mailing list can be made for free at the SIG website www.transregulation.polimi.it. Anyone interested in joining and supporting the SIG-E3, please do so by visiting the website.
Prof. Marco Ponti (or Prof. Paolo Beria) Dipartimento di Architettura e Studi Urbani Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy