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Analysis of transport policy scenarios for EUcountries with PRIMES-transport


  • Jasper Knockaert

    () (K.U.Leuven-Center for Economic Studies)

  • Stef Proost

    () (K.U.Leuven-Center for Economic Studies)

  • Denise Van Regemorter

    () (K.U.Leuven-Center for Economic Studies)


The partial equilibrium model PRIMES-transport has been used for the evaluation of different transport policy measures which are on the table at EU or national level. The model covers the transport activity by transport mode and their associated energy consumption and air pollution in the EU, country by country. A full range of alternative technologies for each mode are considered and the choice of technologies is based on the generalised cost concept, inclusive the time cost and other not direct cost element. In a first part, the design of the model and the reference scenario specification are described. Then in a second part the different transport policy measures are evaluated. The policy measures are the introduction of more fuel efficient road vehicles (furthering the ACEA agreement), the promotion of biofuels (EU proposal), the introduction of low-sulphur heavy fuel in navigation and finally the German LKW-Maut road-toll. Their impact are evaluated in terms of transport activity (overall and per mode), energy consumption, emissions and associated damage and technological choice.

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  • Jasper Knockaert & Stef Proost & Denise Van Regemorter, 2004. "Analysis of transport policy scenarios for EUcountries with PRIMES-transport," Energy, Transport and Environment Working Papers Series ete0402, KU Leuven, Department of Economics - Research Group Energy, Transport and Environment.
  • Handle: RePEc:ete:etewps:ete0402

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    1. Inge Mayeres & Kurt Van Dender, 2001. "The external costs of transport," Chapters,in: Reforming Transport Pricing in the European Union, chapter 7 Edward Elgar Publishing.
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    transport policy; transport modelling; transport; air pollution; congestion;

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    • R41 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Transportation: Demand, Supply, and Congestion; Travel Time; Safety and Accidents; Transportation Noise

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