Subject details

On successful completion of this subject you will be able to:

  1. Refer to selected concepts, principles and procedures of transport economics for effective decision making.
  2. Evaluate and apply appropriate analytic techniques and methods in forecasting demand for transport services, calculation of demand elasticity and transport planning.
  3. Determine the profitability and viability of transport services and their operations in different market conditions with reference to the economic concept of cost and other cost constructs.
  4. Determine the impact on firm performance and community welfare of different pricing strategies and governmental regulations in transport sectors.
    • Brief revision of microeconomic concepts and introduction to Transport Economics
    • Transport Demand: concepts, forecasting techniques, elasticities
    • Costs: meanings, types, microeconomic analysis, empirical studies in transport
    • Profitability measurement and market structure analysis
    • Transport investment evaluation analysis: Cost Benefit Analysis
    • Pricing Transport Services
    • Government intervention in transport
  • Study resources

    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials

You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:


or equivalent first-year university economics, statistics and calculus

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject is intended to provide you with an understanding of the basic microeconomic principles applicable to the transport sector.

It also seeks to develop an understanding of various analytical techniques of managerial economics that facilitate decision-making in the areas of production and costs, demand, pricing, investment and government regulation and intervention in the transport sector. 

  • Assignment 1 (20%)
  • Assignment 2 (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)

Textbook information is pending.

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