Basic knowledge of microeconomics and industrial organization are helpful to learning.
Compulsory prerequisites required (Propedeuticità) are published on the web site: https://lt-eco.unibg.it/it/node/119
At the end of the course students will be expected to have acquired the fundamental knowledge of transport and tourism economics. Through visits to operators of the industries object of study, students observe the application to real contexts of the acquired knowledge and acquire the ability to apply them autonomously (see the single modules' syllabi for further details).
Part A – Transport Economics
A1) The Economic Characteristics of Transport
A2) Transport Markets and Industries
A3) Movement Transport and Location
A4) Transport Demand
A5) Transport Supply (and Costs)
A6) Transport Externalities (environment and congestion)
A7) Pricing of Transport Services
Part B – Aviation Economics
B1) Measuring Aviation
B2) Airline Cost Structure and Business Models
B3) Market Structure, Competition and Consolidation
B4) Alliances and Joint Ventures
B5) Regulation and Deregulation
B6) Aviation Safety and Security
B7) External Effects of Aviation (positive effects, congestion and pollution)
B8) Benchmarking in the aviation industry
Part C - Economics of tourism
C1) The Economic Characteristics of the Tourism Sector
C2) Measuring Tourism
C3) Tourism Demand
C4) Tourism Supply
C5) Pricing and Taxation
C6) Competition and the Tourism Destination
C7) Network analysis
Teaching is made of lectures, with the possibility of discussion and debate with the students.
It is also planned, if the situation permits that, to organize some visits to operators of the industries under analysis (see the single modules' syllabi).
Attending student’s mode:
The exam consists of a written test that lasts about 1h and 30 min and is made of two parts. Part A is made of closed-ended questions (T/F), while part B of open questions and/or numerical exercises.
During the course students will have the possibility to gain some extra-points by carrying out some practical (individual and/or group) activities proposed by the instructor. Information about the content, the deadlines and further details on such activities will be provided during the course.
NON-attending student’s mode:
The exam consists of a written exam that lasts about 2 hours and presents additional parts on the subjects of the practical activities caried out by attending students during the course.
The exam for attending students with no practical activities is the same as for non-attending students.
In case of provisions of the competent authority on containment and management of epidemiological emergency, the teaching may be subject to changes from what is declared in the syllabus in order to make the course and examinations in line with the regulations.
a) ATTENDING students: materials (uploaded on the course web page) and lecture notes.
b) NON-ATTENDING students: materials (uploaded on the course web page) and chapters of the texts indicated in the "Course text" section.