2014 Unit of Study

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Logistics & Transport Economics
UoS Code ITLS6100
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1
Prerequisites None
Corequisites ITLS5200 or TPTM6495
Prohibitions TPTM6130
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures 9 x 3.5 hour lectures, 3 x 3.5 hour workshops. Refer to timetable for full details.
Assessment In-class quizzes (x4) (20%), final report (25%), final presentation (30%), take home exam (25%)
Description Economic concepts within a setting of logistics and transport systems are part of the essential toolkit necessary to inform efficient and effective strategic and policy outcomes. Markets and the regulatory process define key elements of how an economy can influence the performance of logistics and transport businesses. This unit focuses on identifying frameworks and concepts drawn from the mainstream economics discipline that are of especial relevance to the study of the structure, conduct and performance of logistics and transport businesses in both the private and public sectors, as well as the passenger and freight sectors. Major themes include the regulatory and institutional environment, the role of markets and competition, understanding demand for services, the role of pricing, and how to establish appropriate costs in service provision.