UNH's Economics Seminar Explores
the Effects of Transportation Subsidies on Cities
Contact: Denise Hart
UNH Media Relations
September 25, 2003
DURHAM, N.H. -- Jan Brueckner, IBE Distinguished Professor of Economics
at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the featured
speaker at the Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, Economics Seminar sponsored
by the University of New Hampshire's Whittemore School of Business
and Economics. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Brueckner presents his research “Transport Subsidies, System
Choice, and Urban Sprawl,” from 2:10 - 3:30 p.m. in Room 318
McConnell Hall. Visitor parking is located off Route 155A on Mast
Road; a free shuttle bus service is available to campus locations
from the visitor center.
Brueckner will discuss his research about the effect of transport
subsidies on the spatial expansion of cities. Subsidies for road
networks and public-transit systems are common in the United States
and other countries. However, these subsidies, while reducing the
cost of travel within cities, may also encourage cities to expand
and contribute to urban sprawl. The paper also explores how subsidies
affect transport “system choice,” portraying the city
as selecting transportation systems along a continuum of money-cost/time-cost
options. Brueckner received his Ph.D. in economics from Stanford
University and has been teaching at the University of Illinois since
The Economics Seminar series is a weekly event of the Whittemore
School's graduate degree program in economics that highlights the
research of the school's faculty, graduate students and visiting
For more information about the seminars, contact Karen Conway,
862-3386 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advance copies of Brueckner's paper are available at 862-3457 or
sending an email to: email@example.com.
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