Economics

The objectives of our research in transportation economics and related areas revolve around (a) gaining a better understanding of socioeconomic impacts of congestion and various congestion-mitigating strategies such as congestion pricing, road space rationing and tradable mobility credits, (b) designing efficient and practical congestion-mitigating strategies that are market-based and more acceptable to the public; (c) investigating new alternatives for transportation financing via, e.g.., public-private partnerships, and (d) developing methodologies to evaluate and prioritize multimodal transportation projects.

Example Projects

  • “Pareto-Improving Road Pricing Schemes for Sustainable Mobility” (May 2007–April 2011, PI: S. Lawphongpanich; Co-PI. Y. Yin; Funded by National Science Foundation).
  • “From Pricing to Cap-and-Trade: Analysis and Design of a Quantity-based Approach to Congestion Management” (September 2012–August 2014, PI: Y. Yin; Funded by National Science Foundation)

Faculty

Abhinav Alakshendra, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
alakshendra@ufl.edu

Zhong-Ren Peng
Professor
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
zpeng@dcp.ufl.edu