Transportation Economics in the 21st Century
This project supports research on three central issues in transportation economics: the impact of the transportation sector on the economy, new transportation technologies and initiatives such as automation and ride-sharing, and the role of transportation in contributing to household welfare. It also seeks to develop new data resources to support empirical research in transportation economics. The project supports a diverse set of research studies. The findings of these studies are presented and discussed at an annual research conference, and distributed in the NBER Working Paper series.
This project is supported by the U.S. Department of Transportation through an inter-agency agreement with the National Science Foundation, which has extended a grant to the NBER.