Facts about the course

ECTS Credits:
Responsible department:
Faculty of Logistics
Course Leader:
Svein Bråthen
Lecture Semester:
Teaching language:
1 week

LOG904-177 Cases in Transport Economics (Autumn 2021)

About the course

Course content (abstract): The design of transport services (including transport infrastructure) is paramount to support movement of people and freight. The aim of this seminar is to give students a solid understanding of fundamental economic conditions that need to be taken into consideration when planning and setting up transport services. The field of transport economics covers a large variety of transport modes and transport services. The seminar will provide a selection of important elements from this field, by means of both theory and practical examples.


Topics covered: The basics of supply and demand for transport services, external costs from transport, peak load pricing, the economics of parking, transport and land use, the economics of micro mobility, mobility as a service (MaaS). Adjustments of topics may occur.



The course is connected to the following study programs

Recommended requirements

Transport economics, economics, or transport planning

The student's learning outcomes after completing the course

A solid grasp of selected elements from transport economics that will make the students understand more of the economic factors that affect the efficiency of transport systems for movement of people and freight. Environment issues will be included. The seminar will be relevant for identifying interesting topics for the master thesis.

Forms of teaching and learning

Lectures and discussion sessions


Form of assessment: Home assessment with presentation

  • Proportion: 30%

  • Duration: -

  • Grouping: Group

  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)

  • Comment: Deadline: Wednesday


Form of assessment: Home assessment without presentation

  • Proportion: 70%

  • Duration: -

  • Grouping: Individual

  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)

  • Comment: Deadline: Saturday





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