Transport Economics

Transport Economics

DTU Management - Transport Division - Research - Transport Economics Section

We develop and apply methods to assess the welfare economic effects of transport policies.

Large costs and time consumption are associated with transport both for the individual firms and households and for the society in general.

The Transport Economics Section focuses on how transport policies can support the development and productivity of the society and increase social welfare while balancing the negative consequences of transport. We use behavioral economics to identify and quantify important causal effects related to transport and the society.

We analyze the relationships between the transport sector and the economy in general, e.g. the markets for labour and housing. We pay special attention to the regulation of congestion, safety and environmental impacts of traffic. We consider a range of policy instruments including capacity provision, metering, pricing and taxation, land regulations and the regulation of parking.

We have a long tradition of cooperating with relevant stakeholders and policymakers within the transport sector. This gives us a comparative advantage of defining societal challenges and ensuring that the outcome of research is disseminated to the relevant stakeholders.

If you are interested in a partnership or opportunities to collaborate with us, contact our Head of Section here.