Franziska Borer Blindenbacher

Transport Consulting

April 11, 2013, 12:00, Room GC C3 30 (click here for the map)

Market-based approaches applied to transportation issues: the Heavy Vehicle Fee - a Swiss success story

Various countries have meanwhile adopted market incentives to meet transport needs in an economically efficient way. The seminar will touch on different types of approaches for financing passenger and freight transportation, and for addressing transportation-related externalities. There will be a special emphasis on the unique Swiss Heavy Vehicle Fee (HVF), which will serve as an example of the practical and political issues that need to be addressed in order to implement sustainable national transportation policies. The objectives of this seminar are to encourage students to familiarize themselves with a range of transportation and related environmental, social and economic policy issues and to develop an understanding of the complexity, inter-connection and potential resolution of some of these issues.

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