Transport Economics

Transport Economics (TE) has a disciplinary focus on economics with application in transportation and urban economics. TE aims to assess the economic effects of transport policies, developing and applying microeconomic theory and micro-econometrics.

Travel demand in general is considered, including choice of transport mode and time-of-day, emphasizing the relationships between the transport sector and the economy in general and especially the markets for labour and housing.

Regulation of congestion and environmental impacts of traffic are important research areas. A wide range of policy instruments are considered including capacity provision, metering, pricing and taxation, regulation of parking and information provision.

The group targets journals such as Economics in Transportation, Journal of Urban Economics, Transportation Research Part B, and The Economic Journal.


Ninette Pilegaard
Head of Transport Economics
DTU Management Engineering
+45 45 25 65 54