The purpose of our research in transport economics is to understand and quantify the transport behaviour and to assess the consequences of transport policy regulations. We consider transport economics as a socioeconomic discipline based on the interaction between economic theory and modelling.
We describe transport behaviour at the micro as well as the macro levels with focus on the interaction of transport demand with the underlying social driving forces. The results are part of the socioeconomics which include decision support in the form of consequence assessments of alternative policies or investments.
The aim of the research is to provide knowledge that enables the society to respond to the important challenges which the transport sector will be facing in the coming years. In this respect, it is important to be able to evaluate the socioeconomic and transport related implications of transport policy measures in order to promote an optimal balance between accessibility, economy, environmental impact and health risks within the transport system.
If you would like to know more about these topics, or if you have questions related to this field of research, please contact acting research manager Camilla Brems