Economic and Transport Policy

The economic impacts of transport, The justification of state intervention in the transport market, The legal basis of transport policy objectives and instruments in Europe and Austria, Analysis of the effectiveness and efficiency of transport policy instruments Discussion of current issues in transport policies

Mode of delivery

face to face



Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

Bathelt, Harald u. Glücker, Johannes: Wirtschaftsgeografie. Ökonomische Beziehungen in räumlicher Perspektive, Stuttgart Gather, M. / Kagermeier, A. / Lanzendorf, M. (2008): Geographische Mobilitätsforschung. Studienbücher der Geographie. Gebrüder Bornträger Verlagsbuchhandlung. Berlin, Stuttgart. Nuhn, H. u. Hesse, M. (2006): Verkehrsgeografie. UTB, Bd. 2687. Haas, H.-D. u. Neumair, M. (2008): Wirtschaftsgeographie, Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft. Darmstadt, 2. Auflage. Cerwenka, P. /Hauger, G. /Hörl, B./Klamer, M. (2004): Einführung in die Verkehrssystemplanung. Wien. Cerwenka, P./ Hauger, G. /Hörl, B./Klamer, M. (2007): Handbuch der Verkehrssystemplanung. Wien, 2007

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures, critical reflection, discussion of practical application

Assessment methods and criteria

final written exam

Prerequisites and co-requisites



Degree programme

Logistics & Transport Management (Bachelor)



ECTS Credits


Language of instruction




Academic year



2 SS



Learning outcome

The graduate will have detailed knowledge of and can assess and evaluate system coherence in transportation matters. This is done through the examination of individual components such as the use of open space, transportation demand, the impact of transport and controlling measures as well as their evaluation with the general framework of transportation and economic policies and transport geographical characteristics as backdrops. Furthermore, the graduates will be able to classify these relationships into the general framework of global, regional and supra-national economies as well as transportation geography. Moreover, he or she will be capable of applying the basic economic theories and the general framework of transport geography to certain regions of the world, especially the important growth markets for the Austrian economy.

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