Our 'Ask the Expert' series is aligned with current government consultations and parliamentary inquiries, giving you the opportunity to engage with experts in those policy areas.
David Metz, Honorary Professor, Centre for Transport Studies, University College London
Nida Broughton, Chief Economist, Social Market Foundation
Date and time:
Thursday, 27 October 2016, 12.00-13.30
A light lunch will be served from 12:00
This discussion will include a Q&A session
Social Market Foundation
11 Tufton Street, London, SW1P 3QB
In this seminar, Professor David Metz will present research from his new book Travel Fast or Smart? A Manifesto for an Intelligent Transport Policy. The book covers how transport policy has lacked consistency in recent years, with large expensive infrastructure projects currently in fashion, and much wishful thinking about the benefits. It highlights a problem in identifying the economic benefits from such investments – in terms of what these are, and who gains from them. The book proposes that conventional transport economics has reached a dead end, a conclusion that Dr David Metz will discuss further in this session, making the case for a rethink of transport policy based on a deep understanding of human travel behaviour.