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Economic Impact Analysis of Short-Line Rails in Georgia

来源:湖南大学经济与管理研究中心  日期:2017-10-10 人气:

  题:Economic Impact Analysis of Short-Line Rails in Georgia

 

主讲人:Dr. Patrick McCarthy 

        Special-term Professor of Center for Economics, Finance and Management Studies, Hunan University.

 

  间:10:00 - 11:30 AM, Oct. 11, 2017.

 

  点:Shuishang Teaching Building, Room  213 

 

 要:  

Short line railroads (SLR) are critical to regional and national networks and to Georgia’s broader transportation network. The study provides various metrics that characterize GA’s existing SLR network, including, for example, network size, quantity and value of goods carried, average length of haul, capital, rehabilitation and maintenance expenditures, and employment. Based on the Bureau of Economic Analysis RIMS II (Regional Input-Output Modelling System) methodology, the study uses the model’s impact multipliers to estimate the direct and indirect economic employment and spending impacts that GA’s short line rail network has on local communities and on the state of Georgia. In addition, the study quantifies the energy and environmental effects of GA’s short line rail system relative to using the roadway system. These outcomes will assist GA to strategically allocate its limited resources to the short line rail sector and further enhance the efficiency of GA’s transportation networks.

  

主讲人介绍:  

Dr. Patrick McCarthy is a Professor in the School of Economics in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and Director of the Center for Paper Business and Industry Studies (CPBIS) at Georgia Institute of Technology. His research areas include transportation economics, industry studies, regulation, and applied econometrics. He is author of Transportation Economics Theory and Practice: A Case Study Approach (Blackwell Publishers, 2001), has published widely in academic journals and edited volumes, and has received research funding from the Sloan Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Georgia Department of Transportation, Georgia Tech University Transportation Center, the Federal Aviation Administration, National Science Foundation, and AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. He is on the editorial boards of Transportation Research: Part E and Journal of Transport Literature, is incoming President of the Transportation Research Forum, and current President of the Transportation and Public Utilities Group.  Prior to Georgia Tech, he spent two years at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) and twenty-two years at Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana). He has held visiting positions in Greece, Singapore, Germany, and China.