Transport Infrastructure and Economic Performance, Short Course | University of Leeds | Leeds, United Kingdom
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Transport Infrastructure and Economic Performance

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The politics of devolved decision-making to cities has put the spotlight on how transport affects economic performance.  Transport schemes are now judged and prioritised on their expected economic outcomes. University of Leeds offers the Transport Infrastructure and Economic Performance programme.


Key facts

Judging from the many claims and counter-claims of ‘expected’ economic impact in the media, it may seem like the economic performance of transport has been reduced to rhetoric. 

The primary aim of University of Leeds' Transport Infrastructure and Economic Performance course is therefore to give transport professionals the knowledge to see through the rhetoric and understand the fundamentals regarding the role that transport can play in shaping the economy and how those impacts can be brought into appraisal. After attending this course transport professionals will:

Programme Structure

The course contains material on three themes.  

  • The first theme is concerned with how transport affects businesses, and transport’s place in regional growth theories.  This includes the size and nature of the impacts that transport infrastructure has on the economy.  
  • The second theme gives an introduction to regional economy modelling methods including reduced form models and input-output models. It touches on land use transport interaction models and computable general equilibrium.  
  • The third theme brings together the two earlier parts and examines how economy impacts can be incorporated into appraisal both within either a cost benefit analysis paradigm or in a GVA prioritisation approach. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 2 days

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The course is suitable for transport professionals already working in the field of economy impacts of transport.  It is also suitable for those who intend to become involved in this field with an understanding of economics.  Delegates should have an understanding of transport cost benefit analysis, or should attend the Transport Investment Appraisal short course before attending this short course.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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