Project: Wider Economic Benefits of Transport Improvements: Link Between city size & Productivity

Reference: UG525A

Last update: 13/04/2006 15:01:21

Objectives

The objective of this research is to estimate empirically and quantitatively the relationship between the size of cities in the UK and their productivity disaggregated by sector and region.

Description

DfT has been working to improve its understanding of the relationships between transport and productivity and is aiming to develop a methodology to assess any wider economic benefits arising from transport projects to include in transport appraisals.
This project should contribute to DfT's aim by providing a quantification of these relationships.

Contractor(s)

Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine
Centre for Transport Studies, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, London, SW7 2BU
0207 594 6089

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £45,350.00

Actual start date: 10 March 2004

Actual completion date: 30 March 2005

Publication(s)

Wider Economic Benefits of Transport Improvements - Link between agglomeration & productivity Stage 1
Author: Dr Daniel J Graham Centre for Tranport Studies Imperial College
Publication date: 16/12/2005
Source: Dft Website
More information: http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/economics/rdg/webia/webtheory/reconomicbenefitsoftrans3138.pdf

Wider Economic Benefits of Transport Improvements - Link between agglomeration & productivity Stage 2
Author: Dr Daniel J Graham
Publication date: 30/12/2005
Source: DfT Website
More information: http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/economics/rdg/webia/webtheory/reconomicbenefitsoftrans1084.pdf

Investigating the link between productivity & agglomeration for UK Industries
Author: Dr Daniel J Graham
Publication date: 30/12/2005
Source: DfT Website
More information: http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/economics/rdg/webia/webtheory/stigatingthelinkbetweenp1077.pdf

Summary of results

  1. The results are relevant to the department's development of guidance on wider benefits of transport.