Checking date: 09/07/2020

Course: 2023/2024

Transport Economics
Master in Industrial Economics and Markets / Máster Universitario en Economía Industrial y Mercados (Plan: 378 - Estudio: 270)

Coordinating teacher: ESCRIBANO SAEZ, ALVARO

Department assigned to the subject: Economics Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students become familiar with the characteristics of the Transport Sector, supply and demand. They will be able to raise the common problems in the regulation of Transport, and recognize the problems of Enterprises decisions within the sector. Develop an ability to apply the techniques and tools of economic analysis to the study of Energy Sector economy, and prepare reports and documents on the evaluation of real projects analysis. Also, the students get an extensive knowledge of Spanish and European transport system.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
MODULE I: Theory and Case Studies 1. Introduction to transport economics 2. Transport Costs 3. Pricing in Transport Markets 4. Transport Demand 5. Economic Regulation of Transport Markets 6. Analysis and Treatment of Externalities in Transport 7. Statistical and Econometric Methods for Transportation Data Analysis 8. Transport Modelling I ¿ methodology 9. Transport Modelling II ¿ Case Studies MODULE II: Transport Management Best Practices 1. Urban and Metropolitan Transport 2. Maritime Transport and Ports 3. Air: infrastructure and Services 4. Intercity 5. Railway 6. Passengers and Merchandise Transport: Operative Issues 7. Merchandise Transport Legal Issues
Learning activities and methodology
Theoretical lessons Problem solving and case study in the classroom Individual and group work to solve problems, simulations and case study Presentation of individual and group work Visits to leading centers in the sector. Tests
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.