6th INFER Workshop on Economic Policy: Competition Policy in the Transport Sector
From: 2004-10-22 to: 2004-10-23
Place: Reus, Spain
Market orientated instruments and private as opposed to governmental provision play an increasingly important role for the provision of transport infrastructures and the restructuring of the transport sector. In addition, globalization and EU enlargement will boost demand for transport services. But because of the sector’s almost exclusive reliance on oil products a growing demand for transport services is bound to cause additional environmental problems and may contribute to a growing dependence on oil. In fact, these developments seem to ensure that transport sector issues will rank high among researchers and policy makers for the time being.
The INFER workshop Competition Policy in the Transport Sector aims at discussing these issues in a broad sense. Theoretical, empirical and policy orientated papers on all modes of transport and transport related issues are welcome for presentation. Conference topics may include, but are not limited to: road transport, railways, air transport, maritime transport, inland waterways transport, pipeline transport, transport and the environment, diversified energy for transport, etc.
The conference is addressed to experienced researchers and professionals from business, government or non-governmental institutions. Junior scholars and PhD students are encouraged to submit a paper.
Publication of papers
Papers presented at the conference will be published in a conference volume in early 2005. The registration fee for speakers includes a complimentary copy of the conference volume.
(as of September 6, 2004)
Friday, October 22, 2004
17h00 – 18h00 Registration at the Faculty of Economics, Reus
18h00 – 18h05 Welcome Address and Opening of Conference
18h05 – 18h15 Greetings by the board of INFER
Session 1: Perspectives of Competition in Transportation
18h15 – 18h45
Inmaculada Martínez-Zarzoso, Universidad Jaume I, Castellíon/Spain, Eva María Pérez García, Universidad de Valencia, Valencia/Spain, Elena San Juán Lucas, Universidad Jaume I, Castellíon/Spain and Celestino Suárez Burguet, Universidad Jaume I, Castellíon/Spain
How Important are Transport Costs for International Trade? Empirical Evidence
18h45 – 19h15
Michael Pickhardt, Chemnitz University of Technology, Chemnitz/Germany
Emil Sax on Competition and the Role of the State in Transportation: An Overview
19h15 – 19h45 Snack and informal meeting
19h45 – 20h45
Woodrow W. Clark II, The Milken Institute, Santa Monica/U.S.A.
Building the Hydrogen Freeway – California Style
21h00 Joint Dinner
Saturday, October 23, 2004
Session 2: Air Transportation I
9h00 – 9h30
Colm McCarthy, DKM Economic Consultants, Dublin/Ireland and Jacinta McDonnell, DKM Economic Consultants, Dublin/Ireland
Late Arrival: A Competition Policy for Europe’s Airports
9h30 – 10h00
Frank Fichert, University of Applied Sciences, Heilbronn/Germany
Economic Instruments for Reducing Aircraft Noise – Theoretical Framework and Recent Experiences
10h00 – 10h15 Coffee break
Session 3: Air Transportation II
10h15 – 10h45
Jon L. Bryan, Bridgewater State College, Massachusetts/U.S.A.
The Bargaining Power of Air Transport Labor in a Newly Competitive Environment
10h45 – 11h15
Belén Rey, Universidad de Complutense de Madrid, Madrid/Spain and Vicente Inglada, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid/Spain
Modelling Spanish Air Travel Demand
11h15 – 11h45 Coffee break
Session 4: Transportation and Choice
11h45 – 12h15
Leonardo Garcia-Menéndez, Universidad de Valencia, Valencia/Spain, Inmaculada Martínez-Zarzoso, Universidad Jaume I, Castellíon/Spain and Eva María Pérez García, Universidad de Valencia, Valencia/Spain
Transport Logistics and Modal Split of Spanish Exports to Europe: Empirical Evidence
12h15 – 12h45
Thierry Blayac, Université Montpellier I, Montpellier/France
Value of Travel Time: A Theoretical Legitimization of some Box-Cox Transformation in Discrete Choice Models
12h45 – 14h30 Lunch (In Reus city, 15–20 minutes walking)
Session 5: Issues in Bus Transport Competition
14h30 – 15h00
Edward Shinnick, University College Cork, Cork/Ireland and Sarah McEnery, University College Cork, Cork/Ireland
The Potential for Increased Competition in Bus Transport: The Case of Ireland
15h00 – 15h30
Sanjay K. Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh/India
Productivity, Prices, and Profitability: A Case Study of Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation in India
15h30 – 16h00 Coffee break
Session 6: Competition in Sectors Related to Transportation
16h00 – 16h30
Maria Jakobsson, Stockholm University, Stockholm/Schweden
Bid-rigging in Swedish Procurement Auctions
16h30 – 17h00
Carlos Enríquez Marchal, Central Nuclear de Tarragona/Spain
Competition and the Transport of Hazardous Goods
17h00 – 17h15 Closing Session
17h15 – 17h30
The registration fee for speakers and other participants will be:
- students (aged 25 or younger) and INFER private members: 20 EUR,
- institutional INFER members: 40 EUR,
- non-members: 80 EUR.
The registration fee covers participation in the conference, snacks and coffee-breaks during the conference and a complimentary copy of the conference volume for paper presenters. Each participant, however, is responsible for her/his own expenses on lunch, dinner, accommodation, travel, etc.
Please note: the annual membership fee for private INFER members is 25 EUR only (institutional INFER members 200 EUR). You are invited to become a member!
The workshop will take place at Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics, Reus, Spain www.fcee.urv.es/departaments/economia/public_html/en/. The city of Reus is located near Tarragona and about 120 km from Barcelona.
Travel & Accommodation
Reus airport is fairly close to the conference venue (about 10 km). The airport is used by a number of low fare airlines including www.hapaglloydexpress.de/en/index.html, www.ryanair.com and others. Alternatively, you may use Barcelona airport or Gerona airport. There are frequent trains and buses between Barcelona/Tarragona and Tarragona/Reus. Also, there is a daily train from Montpellier (France) to Valencia (Spain) that stops in Tarragona.
A list of hotels and hostels will be available in due time here or emailed upon request email@example.com.
Organisation of this workshop
- Dr Michael Pickhardt, Chemnitz University of Technology, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr Jordi Sardà Pons, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, email@example.com
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