ReseñaIn the 3rd edition of Transport Economics Button draws together the burgeoning literature in transportation economics. It is a comprehensive standalone text covering all aspects of the field including new sections on logistics and congestion pricing. It should be required reading for every student of transportation and on the library shelf of all transportation researchers and practitioners, an excellent book.'
- David Gillen, University of British Columbia, Canada
Transport Economics is a completely revised edition of a well-established textbook which applies economic analysis to transport issues.
Each chapter has been carefully reworked and the book includes new material dealing with the regulation of transport markets. The theoretical content is supported with considerable empirical evidence drawn from a wide range of international sources. Although aimed primarily at undergraduate students, this volume is accessible to non-specialists who have an interest in transport economics. It has no modal bias but rather examines in general terms the many aspects of the demand for, and supply of, transport together with the various methods of government intervention needed to ensure that social and environmental criteria are attained.
This successful and widely adopted textbook has been thoroughly revised and updated for the second edition. As the best intermediate text currently available, it will be welcomed by students, policymakers and all those concerned with the supply of transport services.