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A.A. 2019 / 2020

Primo semestre
Tipo attività formativa 
[PDS0-2016 - Ord. 2016] comune
Lingua insegnamento 


Obiettivi formativi 

- introduction to the economic analysis of the transport sector
- introduction to transport infrastructure planning
- introduction to transport externalities evalutaion
- introduction to transport planning
- introduction to supply chain and warehousing decisions
The course is taught in English.


Microeconomics e Macroeconomics



The history of transport
Freight and passenger road transport
Rail trasport
Maritime trasport and port economics
Air trasport
Trasport infrastructure
Trasport and economic development
Transport regulation


Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain.
Analysis of the extension, structure and trends of the supply chain.
Optimization models dealing with transport and warehouse management.

First Module in detail:
A brief history of the development of transport
Statistical data on mobility passengers
The theory of road traffic
Environmental externalities, congestion and safety
The electric car
The choice of the car
Transport and Environment
Road transport of goods and logistics
Transport in Italy: markets and policies
Rail transport
maritime transport
The port and the ports of FVG
Air transport
Infrastructure and development

Second Module in detail:
Logistics and Supply Chain: an introduction
Models of vertical integration, vertical restraints and outsourcing of logistics business: extension, organization and trends of the supply chains.
Management of freight transport and warehouse within the firm.
Solving optimization problems of transport and warehouse management:
1) choice of transport mode (Hoover)
2) distribution from a source node to a destination node (Dijkstra's algorithm and simplex method)
3) distribution from several source nodes to multiple destination nodes (algorithm of the northwest, the least-cost, penalty, simplex)
4) distribution through a sequence of nodes belonging to a commercial network with coincident source and final node (simplex method and evolutionary method)
5) economic order quantity model.
Time Series Analysis
1) analysis of the quality of the data and data correction
2) forecast of critical variables based on the multiplicative model
3) forecast of critical variables with stationary time series with trend without cycle and seasonality
a) Elementary technique
b) Moving average technique
c) Weighted moving average
d) Exponential smoothing

Metodi didattici 

Lectures; Seminars; Workshops; Research reports; Homework; Presentations.
The course is taught in English. The slides are published in moodle2.

Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento 

Written exam. The exam is structured in two parts: the first part is aimed to assess the knowledge of theoretical models and economic principles outlined during the course, the second part, that will be held using the computer, is focused on the application of the same models and principles for the resolution of problems.
Knowledge and understanding: via oral presentation
Applying knowledge and understanding: via assignments regarding the use of statistical and econometric software
Making judgements: via oral presentation
Communication skills: via oral presentation
Learning skills: global evalutation

Altre informazioni 

For English speaking students:
Kenneth Button (2010) Transport Economics, Edward Elgar Pub.
Ronald H. Ballou (1999) Business logistics management : planning, organizing, and controlling the supply chain, Prentice-Hall International, Upper Saddle River. [Cap.15, 7]

For spanish speaking students:
Ginés De Rus , Javier Campos , Gustavo Nombela (2003) Economía del transporte, Antoni Bosch Editore, ISBN 978-84-95348-08-1

Testi di riferimento 

I module (prof. Romeo Danielis)

Slides and recording on

II module (prof. Lucia Rotaris, )

Ghiani, G., Laporte, G., Musmanno, R. (2012) Introduzione alla gestione dei sistemi logistici, ISEDI

The slides will be published in moodle2.

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