INFRASTRUCTURE AND NETWORK ECONOMICS

INFRASTRUCTURE AND NETWORK ECONOMICS

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Code
102015
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8708 Maritime and Port Management (LM-77) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SECS-P/06
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Maritime and Port Management)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

During classes the economic role of transport infrastructure will be discussed along with the most popular techniques for their assessment and the main features of network industries.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course deals with the peculiarities of network industries. Students will reach a theoretical and practical in-depth knowledge of the techniques for the economic and social assessment of transport infrastructure and cost-benefit analysis of infrastructure investment

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Classes aim at developing a critical analysis of main features of the planning, project and managing stages of transport infrastructure. Moreover, students will be able to identify the economic and social effects of transport infrastructure both at national and regional scale.

Students will be able to conduct the assessment of an infrastructural projects.

PREREQUISITES

Basic knowledge of macro and microeconomics

Teaching methods

Lectures, seminars, discussion of case studies

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Part I: Macroeconomic impact of transport infrastructure 

Part II: Bulding costs and measures of capacity of transport infrastructure

Part III: Cost-Benefit Analysis and multi-criteria analysis

Part IV: Features of network industries, centrality measures; positive feedbacks

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

For students attending classes a list or readings (in English) will be available on Aulaweb.

Students non attending classes may prepare the exam on the book: Ferrari-Bottasso-Conti-Tei (2019) Economic role of transport infrastructure, Elsevier

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: http://www.economia.unige.it/index.php/il-dipartimento/personale/docenti-ad-economia/121-claudio-ferrari Wednesday 9.00-10.30 AM

Exam Board

CLAUDIO FERRARI (President)

ALESSIO TEI

ENRICO MUSSO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures, seminars, discussion of case studies

LESSONS START

Classes are in the first semester of the academic year

EXAMS

Exam description

Exam consists in an oral colloquium 

Assessment methods

Assessment is carried out with a view to:

- knoweledge of program

- communication skills