Taizo HAYASHI / Shota FUJISHIMA / Akinari IIZUKA
Credits / Language / Semester
2Credits / English / Winter
The objective of this course is to deepen the understanding of the basic theory of transportation economics and to acquire the relevant skills to analyze the policy issues particularly in the field of transport. The policy issues covered in this course would include those related to railway, and aviation and maritime transport.
Microeconomics, Transportation Economics, Pricing, Investment, Financing, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Policy Issues
Course outline is as follows. Detailed schedule and lecture topics will be announced at the first class meeting.
1.Transportation Economics (Microeconomics and Transportation Economics)
2.Transportation Economics (Pricing)
3.Transportation Economics (Investment, Financing)
4.Transportation Economics (Policy Evaluation, Cost-Benefit Analysis）
5.Policy Issues (Railway Policy)
6.Policy Issues (Aviation Policy)
7.Policy Issues (Maritime Transportation Policy)
8.In-class Presentaion and Discussion
A series of lectures provide basic and practical knowledge on transportation economics and transpor-related policy issues. Some problem sets based on the afore-mentioned lecture topics will be assigned to solve making systematic use of the learned skills in transportation economics. Also all participants are required to make in-class presentation on the policy topic of their own choice.
Course grades will be based on class participation, problem sets and in-class presentaion.
There are no specific textbooks for this corse. Relevant materials are to be distributed in each session of the class.
Notes on Taking the Course
Introductory knowledge of microeconomics is required.