The Economic Costs of Unfinished Highways in the Czech Republic
|Author:||Bc. Pavel Prokop|
|Year:||2019 - summer|
|Leaders:|| prof. PhDr. Tomáš Havránek Ph.D.
|Work type:|| Bachelors
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|Abstract:||This thesis attempts to introduce between economists overlooked topic of highway effects to a wider
audience in the hope of promoting discussion about the efficiency of infrastructure investment. It
is also believed to be the first academic writing to question, verify, update and extend the official Czech guidelines used for highway cost and benefit analyses through a wide literature review,
making it useful to road transport experts. The main focus is on the unit prices and quantities
estimation of various costs and benefits, whereas the software calculation is not analyzed in such
detail. Literature review, centered around the European recommendations and related academic
research, a brief description of the cost and benefit evaluation of road infrastructure in the Czech
Republic, and proposed changes in time costs, accidents, air pollution, climate change, landscape,
biodiversity and time indexation are presented.