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European Conference of Ministers of Transport Economic Research Centre

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Works: 779 works in 1,879 publications in 3 languages and 25,101 library holdings
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Roles: Editor, Other, Originator, Publisher
Classifications: HE242, 388
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Most widely held works about European Conference of Ministers of Transport
 
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Most widely held works by European Conference of Ministers of Transport
Report of the international seminar held in Hanover, Federal Republic of Germany, on 12th-14th April 1986 on the topic- high-speed traffic on the railway network of Europe by European Conference of Ministers of Transport( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of the use of the car : 55th, 56th and 57th Round Tables on Transport Economics by European Conference of Ministers of Transport( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the proceedings of three related ECMT Round Tables on the future of the car. The first concern the future of car ownership, the second concerns the cost of using a car, and the third concerns changing patterns of car usage
Report of the eighty-first Round Table on Transport Economics, held in Paris on 11th-12th May 1989 on the following topic, private and public investment in transport by European Conference of Ministers of Transport( Book )

13 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe's transport links with its periphery are still inadequate while some more central areas are plagued with traffic congestion. Since new investment projects to maintain infrastructure and increase its capacity cannot always be entirely funded out of the public purse, the question of using private sector funds arises. Round Table 81 takes stock of the problems and considers the contribution private capital could bring in funding transport infrastructure
Report of the Eighty-Sixth Round Table on Transport Economics, held in Paris on 7th-8th June 1990 on the following topic : by European Conference of Ministers of Transport( Book )

15 editions published in 1992 in 4 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As matters now stand, the planned investment in transport infrastructure cannot accomodate the growth in demand that will result from increased flows of traffic. Moreover, such investment has a whole range of effects on regional development, wealth distribution, and public well-being. The need to protect the environment also suggests that the construction of more infrastructure will be curbed and that any increases in capacity will be optimized. These factors have led to an appraisal of the reliability of methods of evaluating the relevant investment choices. This publication describes the techniques used for evaluation in a number of ECMT countries and the effectiveness of such methods, and examines conditions governing their use
Scope for railway transport in urban areas : report of the forty-seventh Round Table on Transport Economics, held in Hamburg on 25th and 26th June, 1979 by European Conference of Ministers of Transport( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Round Table presents a series of Case Studies on 14 European cities on the scope for railway transport in urban areas
Report of the Hundred and Twenty Second Round Table on Transport Economics held in Paris on 7-8th March 2002 on the following topic : Transport and exceptional public events by European Conference of Ministers of Transport( Book )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Exceptional events generate major flows of visitors and often require material back-up on a very large scale. They involve very specific transport and logistics requirements. Security is another major consideration that is inseparable from transport. The Round Table took note of experience with such events in Europe and the rest of the world, which shows that setting ambitious targets contributes to the quality of the event. Almost every experience is unique and one of the main conclusions of the Round Table is that a record should be kept of each event" and its organizing and staging requirements. In this way, an event "memory" could be built up that would be available to any would-be event organizer. --Publisher's description
Report of the Forty-ninth Round Table on Transport Economics held in Paris on 31st January and 1st February, 1980, on the following topic : competitive position and future of inland waterway transport by European Conference of Ministers of Transport( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Round Table examines the competitive position and future of inland waterway transport in Europe and features a paper by a scientist from the Danube Basin, Leo Chini of Austria
Report of the Eighty-eighth Round Table on Transport Economics, held in Paris on 13th-14th June 1991 on the following topic: Structural changes in population and impact on passenger transport by European Conference of Ministers of Transport( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Current changes in the structure of population, whether they relate to ageing or the radical modification of social practices, are of the utmost importance. Without dynamic new measures in the sphere of public transport, the private car will continue to be used more and more and what already seem to be insurmountable problems will be aggravated. Round Table 88 seeks to determine the scale of these changes before analysing the various ways in which public transport can respond
Report of the Hundred and Twenty Fifth Round Table on Transport Economics held in Paris on 28th-29th November 2002 on the following topic : European integration of rail freight transport by European Conference of Ministers of Transport( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Round Table looks at how the European railway landscape is being reshaped. In doing so, it presents lessons which stand to benefit transport policy throughout Europe
Report of the Eighty-Fourth Round Table on Transport Economics, held in Paris on 1st-2nd February 1990, on the following topic : deregulation of freight transport by European Conference of Ministers of Transport( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deregulation of freight transport is of vital importance to transport policy in the move towards a European market. This publication assesses past experience with deregulation in a number of countries and reviews ways and means of making the freight transport market truly efficient
Transport and telecommunications : report of the Fifty-Ninth Round Table on Transport Economics held in Paris on 14th-15th January, 1982 by European Conference of Ministers of Transport( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transport and telecommunications are complementary technologies, essential to the functioning of the economic and social system, which facilitate the making and development of relationships. But as means of communication they also compete. The recent development of telecommunications constitutes a challenge to the transport sector. This report sets out to identify the nature and scope of that challenge
Report of the hundred and tenth Round Table on Transport Economics, held in Paris on 12th-13th March 1998 on the following topic : traffic congestion in Europe by European Conference of Ministers of Transport( Book )

17 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problems caused by road congestion are frequently reported in the media and finding a solution to congestion ranks high on the agenda of politicians. Countless studies have been published detailing the number of working hours lost in traffic jams. The figures quoted in these studies are alarming and paint an apocalyptic picture of road congestion. However, besides the everyday congestion faced by motorists, differences of opinion are now starting to appear with regard to the scale of the problem and the ways in which it should be tackled. This Round Table attempted to define congestion and to determine the scale of the problem. It addressed the trends in congestion and the consequences of those trends. The Round Table then considered possible solutions to the congestion problem. Considering the extent of this problem in the European context, the Round Table report sheds light on one of the most visible malfunctions of transport systems
Report of the hundred and seventh Round Table on Transport Economics held in Paris on 26th-27th March 1998 on the following topic : user charges for railway infrastructure by European Conference of Ministers of Transport( Book )

14 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now that railway infrastructure and train operations have been separated in Europe -- at least for accounting purposes -- user charges for infrastructure are progressively being introduced to cover the costs of running trains. However, because of the lack of experience in this field, it is difficult to set the amount and choose the most appropriate form for these charges. There are in fact major differences between countries, and the objectives are many and sometimes conflicting. Given this situation, the Round Table sought to highlight, through its introductory reports and discussions, some essential economic principles that can help to shed light on what a rational system of user charges for railway infrastructure might be and thereby make it possible to address a crucial aspect of railway reform in Europe. Special attention is paid to the German, French, British and Swedish experience
Report of the hundred and fifth Round Table on Transport Economics, held in Paris on 7th-8th November 1996 on the following topic : infrastructure-induced mobility by European Conference of Ministers of Transport( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do roads induce mobility? This might sound like a strange question, yet it only stands to reason that building new roads -- or other infrastructure -- may actually encourage people to use the new additional capacity to travel more. Induced mobility is a hotly debated issue, but the experts are no longer in any doubt that it is a very real phenomenon. However, measuring it is another matter, since we do not have sufficient data or experience in this area. This Round Table presents the data that is available to date on infrastructure-induced mobility. From the introductory reports and discussions, it is clear that much progress has been made in the last few years. As recently as ten years ago, many experts would have disputed the very existence of the induced mobility phenomenon. Today a consensus is emerging: Round Table 105 gives the full report
Report of the hundred and eighth Round Table on Transport Economics held in Paris on 13th-14th November 1997 on the following topic : what markets are there for transport by inland waterways? by European Conference of Ministers of Transport( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: Despite the fact that the freight transport market in Europe almost doubled in volume over the period 1970 to 1995, growth in the inland waterway sector has remained stagnant. Until now the waterways have primarily been used to transport goods produced by sectors that have been hard hit by industrial restructuring. However, the past does not necessarily hold the key to the future. Waterways can be readily incorporated into logistics chains in which regular supply streams and low transport costs are more important than speed. The transportation of hazardous materials and container transport also offer promising markets. The Round Table identified a number of policy measures which could help to promote development in the inland waterways sector (discontinuation of scrapping policies, support for the grouping of enterprises and the creation of co-operatives, incentives for private-sector investment). Reading the proceedings of this Round Table offers an opportunity to look at the inland waterways in a wholly new light which shows that there is a genuine future for this mode provided that operators are prepared to become entrepreneurs.<!-- -->
Report of the hundred and ninth Round Table on Transport Economics, held in Paris, 11th-12th December 1997 on the following topic : freight transport and the city by European Conference of Ministers of Transport( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: The aim of every politician is to transform the city into an environmentally sustainable entity. However, while the planning and organisation of passenger services within cities is commonly perceived as a major issue, freight transport is not given the full attention it deserves. As a general rule, the role which freight transport plays in the economy of cities is simply not understood. What invariably attracts attention, on the other hand, is the added pollution and congestion caused by freight transport. Europe has recently produced a host of new urban development schemes which place more or less severe restrictions on freight movements in cities. While some cities have introduced measures in line with the town planning objectives of territorial development plans, others have adopted short-term solutions to traffic management problems. Since we know that cities are living entities whose vital processes can be disrupted, how can we be sure that all of these measures are a step in the right direction? Our lack of experience makes this a question we would be well advised to consider. The Round Table reviewed the various aspects of freight transport by examining experiences in different countries and by discussing some of the more innovatory approaches adopted
Report of the Hundred and Eighteenth Round Table on Transport Economics held in Paris on 30th November-1st December 2000 on the following topic : tolls on interurban road infrastructure : an economic evaluation by European Conference of Ministers of Transport( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolling has served numerous and wide-ranging purposes across the ages. While initially providing right of way, tolls were later used to finance the building and maintenance of infrastructure, before becoming a means of internalising external costs and managing demand. Nowadays, two main arguments are put forward for the introduction of tolls: to meet funding requirements and to respond to society's desire for efficient use of infrastructure. However, as this Round Table shows, tolls are not a universal panacea and the introduction of road tolls is a politically delicate issue. This Round Table provides a broad view of both the theoretical aspects of tolling and the practical problems posed by its introduction. It takes a scientific look at what is a burning issue, at a time when a number of countries are envisaging the widespread adoption of electronic tolls
Report of the Hundred and Nineteenth Round Table on Transport Economics held in Paris on 29-30th March 2001 on the following topic : transport and economic development by European Conference of Ministers of Transport( Book )

15 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The linkage between transport and economic development is a highly contentious issue which has generated considerable debate and an abundant literature. There is a firmly-held belief among politicians that investment in transport infrastructure promotes economic development and, by extension, employment. However, this belief is not borne out by scientific analysis, which would seem to indicate that the impact of this type of investment on employment and economic development remains limited, at least in developed countries, and at the purely regional level can even prove negative. The Round Table set out to clarify this issue by analyzing the arguments for and against the presumed linkage between "transport infrastructure" and "economic development". This provided a basis on which it could draw conclusions regarding the evaluation methods of investment commonly used. The debate ended with a review of the basic policy issue of whether or not a link existed between transport and economic growth."--Publisher's description
Report of the hundred and fourteenth Round Table on Transport Economics, held in Paris on 11th-12th March 1999 on the following topic : regular interurban coach services in Europe by Round Table on Transport Economics( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although deregulation is well under way in the transport sector, regular coach services are still largely regulated. Governments see them as potentially competing with rail transport services. However, in countries that have had some experience with deregulation the outcome has clearly been positive (except for local short-distance services). The Round Table began with a review of regular interurban coach services based on case studies in countries which had adopted an original approach. This report shows the industry in a totally new light. One of its main findings is that there is a specific
Report of the hundred and sixth Round Table on Transport Economics held in Paris on 28th-29th November 1996 on the following topic : Intercity transport markets in countries in transition by Round Table on Transport Economics( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the previous economic system, the countries of central and eastern Europe went into a deep economic recession, resulting in a decline in Gross Domestic Product that was mirrored by a serious downturn in the transport sector. The transport sector, like the economy in general, changed from a supply-based system to one driven by demand. Decisions were no longer imposed by central planners, but by the market. Round Table 106 set out to assess the state of the transport sector in central and eastern European countries after a period of five to six years of reform. Are the policies currently in place adequate to meet restructuring needs? All of the countries concerned are planning to join the European Union and with that in mind tend to organise their transport sector along the lines of the Community's model of competition. But is this model consistent with the attitudes and realities of former socialist countries? These are some of the issues addressed by the Round Table 106
 
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Report of the Eighty-eighth Round Table on Transport Economics, held in Paris on 13th-14th June 1991 on the following topic: Structural changes in population and impact on passenger transport
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controlled identityUCD School of Economics

controlled identityUniversity College, Dublin. Department of Economics

Centre de recherches économiques

Centre de recherches économiques (CEMT)

Centre for Economic Research

Conférence Européenne des Ministres des Transports Centre de recherches économiques

ECMT. Economic Reasearch Centre.

Economic Research Centre

ERC

European Conference of Ministers of Transport Centre de recherches économiques

European Conference of Ministers of Transport Economic Research Centre

Markaz al-buḥūth al-iqtiṣādīyah (Jordanie)

UCD Centre for Economic Research

UCD School of Economics. Centre for Economic Research

University College Dublin Centre for Economic Research

University College, Dublin. Department of Economics. Centre for Economic Research

University College, Dublin. Dept. of Economics. Centre for Economic Research

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Report of the hundred and fifth Round Table on Transport Economics, held in Paris on 7th-8th November 1996 on the following topic : infrastructure-induced mobilityReport of the hundred and eighth Round Table on Transport Economics held in Paris on 13th-14th November 1997 on the following topic : what markets are there for transport by inland waterways?Report of the hundred and ninth Round Table on Transport Economics, held in Paris, 11th-12th December 1997 on the following topic : freight transport and the cityReport of the hundred and fourteenth Round Table on Transport Economics, held in Paris on 11th-12th March 1999 on the following topic : regular interurban coach services in EuropeReport of the hundred and sixth Round Table on Transport Economics held in Paris on 28th-29th November 1996 on the following topic : Intercity transport markets in countries in transition