Students attend International Transport Economics Conference
NDSU transportation and logistics graduate students attended the International Transport Economics Conference June 15-16 at the University of Minnesota. The Mountain-Plains Consortium sponsored their trip. NDSU is the lead university in the consortium which is one of 10 competitively selected regional University Transportation Centers Programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The International Transport Economics Conference brings together researchers, practitioners and policy makers interested in questions of transport economics. Key topics of the conference included revenue and finance; congestion, pricing and investment; production function and cost estimation; transport demand; energy and environment; safety; institutions and industrial organization; and transport and land use.
NDSU’s transportation and logistics graduate student Lei Fan presented his paper, “Global Supply Chain in Container Shipments: Impacts of Congestion on Imports to United States,” at the conference. Other students who attended the conference were Qing Liu, Eunsu Lee, Elvis Ndembe, Khaled Bachkar, Eileen Campbell, Steven Leon, Ieelong Chen and Chris DeHanna.