Siet 2012

Siet 2012 Conference

Siet 2012 Conference

We  are  pleased  to  announce  that  the  XIV Conference of the Italian Association of Transport Economics (SIET) ( will be held in Bari, Italy, June 28th ‐30th, 2012


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The title of this year's Conference is "Infrastructure, Accessibility and Growth". The aim of the Conference is to promote academic debate and in‐depth scientific interactions among researchers on recent developments in the field of infrastructure and transport economics and, more generally, of networks economics. Specifically, the focus will be on the role of accessibility, mobility and capital endowment in promoting welfare increases, productive efficiency, social inclusion and economic growth.


Theoretical and empirical papers are welcome on the topics of the Conference and on related issues such as (not exhaustively): transport policy from a micro and a macro‐economic perspective; modal and intermodal competition; market structure; financing, pricing and regulation of infrastructures and services; multilevel governance in transport; logistics; freight distribution; innovation; ICT; network industries; tourism; land management; urban economics; specific transport sectors (maritime, ports, aviation, rail, etc.). Proposals for dedicated sessions on specific issues are welcome.


The Conference is organised at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Bari "Aldo Moro", the second most ancient Faculty of Economics in Italy. The city of Bari is in Apulia, a beautiful region in the South of Italy rich on natural and cultural sites (

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Information for participation


Please submit an extended abstract (2‐4 pages or 500‐800 words) filling the registration data form The document should indicate title, author(s), affiliations, corresponding contact, JEL classification and three keywords. The abstract should state clearly the research question, the methodology, the main (or expected) results and references. The abstracts will be refereed by a scientific committee.

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline: March 20th 2012;
Accepted abstracts notification: March 25th 2012;
Paper submission: May 4th 2012;
Accepted papers notification: May 12nd 2012;
Final version of the paper*: May 30th 2012.(*to be included in conference proceedings)

Registration fees

  5th June
Members: 250€ (standard) + 60€ (SIET membership fee)
Non‐Members (presenters): 280€ (standard)
Non‐Members (non‐presenters): 200€ (standard)
PhD student member (<30 years): 90€ (standard) + 60€ (SIET membership fee)
PhD student non member(<30 years): 140€ (standard)

All participants (presenting authors, co-authors, observers) must register individually within the 5th June.

Reminder: It is compulsory to register within the 5th of June. Only papers of registered authors will be included in the conference proceedings.

Payment details
The amount due can be transferred to the following bank account. Please mention your name and institution and, if the payment includes SIET membership fee (+ 60 euros). Please, remember that in order to apply discounted member fees it is necessary to pay, contextually, membership fees (60 EURO).
IBAN: IT 64 P 03067 04002 000000012345
Please pay to: "Comitato Organizzatore XIV Conferenza SIET" – Via Camillo Rosalba 53 – 70124 Bari (Italy)
Banca CARIME – Agency 2 Viale Pio XII 46/46° 70124 BARI - Italy

Order confirmation
Your order will be confirmed by e-mail upon receipt within 24-48h of bank receipt. The following information will appear in the payment confirmation: Your name and institution; Description and price of your payment.

Organized sessions

Those who would like to organise specific thematic sessions can make a proposal to the local organiser Angela Stefania Bergantino ( by the 29th of February. Special sessions have already been suggested on the following topics:

  • A1 - Network industries
  • A2 - Urban mobility
  • A3 - Maritime and port economics
  • A4 - Airlines and airports
  • A5 - Tourism development and mobility
  • A6 - Efficiency analysis
  • A7 - Logistics
  • A8 - Infrastructures
  • A9 – Regulatory Issues
  • A10 – Transport and the environment

Among others, Salvatore Rossi (Deputy Director general of the Bank of Italy), Richard Arnott (University of California, Riverside), Andrè de Palma (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan), will hold keynote lectures. We are waiting for other confirmations.

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Conference Programme

It's available the Conference Programme


Cover sheet and Instructions