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The Economics of Sustainable Transportation

Speaker: S. Sriraman, Walchand Hirachand Professor of Transport Economics, University of Mumbai.

Date / Time :November 27th, 2014 (Thursday) 2.00pm to 3.30 pm

Venue:10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University

About the Topic

Efforts are being made all over the world to increase the sustainability of development patterns. In many countries, particular attention is being paid to the critical role played by transportation. And sustainable development policy framework when applied to transport systems requires the promotion of linkages between environmental protection, economic efficiency and social progress. This paper makes an attempt to examine some of the economic issues within this framework like realistic pricing procedures, promotion of an integrated transport system, etc. which need to be looked at closely with a view to provide some guidelines which would also be useful in the formulation and development of a more sustainable transportation system while at the same time recognising full concerns regarding environment and societal issues.

About the Speaker

Professor S. Sriraman is Walchand Hirachand Professor of Transport Economics, University of Mumbai. His areas of research interest include Transport Economics ( Railways, Roads, Road Transport, Ports, Shipping and Urban Transport), Applied Microeconomics (Pricing in Public Utilities, Social-Benefit Cost Analysis) and Regional Economics (Regional Planning, Location Analysis). His current research work includes: Role of Transport in India’s Export Competitiveness; Project Financing in the context of Infrastructure Projects in India; Estimating the Health Costs of Exposure to Urban Pollution: A Case Study of Mumbai in collaboration with the National Environmental Engineering Institute, Nagpur, amongst many other projects. He has published extensively in academic journals.

Note: Here are two papers of Prof Sriraman , "Developmental Infrastructure for Sustainable Transportation Systems (2012)" and "Economics of Sustainable Transportation (2013)," which he recommends you to read before the colloquium. These papers were published in RITES journal.

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