EC4060 Transport Economics

Sean Barrett received his doctorate from the National University of Ireland in 1973 and has been a member of the Economics Department at Trinity College since 1970. He is a graduate of McMaster University, Canada and University College, Dublin. He has been external examiner at the University of Ulster at Coleraine and at Loughborough University. He has served as a director of the Irish Tourist Board, 1984-9, and as a member of the Culliton Review of Industrial Policy (1992). He was both an advocate and analyst of airline deregulation in Ireland and the wider European market. He is a board member of the Journal of Air Transport Management, and has participated in European Science Foundation transport research programmes and the European Conference of Ministers of Transport. Member of the Brennan Commission on Financial Management and Control Systems in the Health Service, 2002/3. Kenmare Economics Conference, Committee Member.

Recent Publications

"John Kells Ingram 1823-1907", Hermathena, No. 164, Summer 1998.

"Peripheral Market Entry, Product Differentiation, Supplier Rents and Sustainability in the Deregulated European Aviation Market - A Case Study", Journal of Air Transport Management, No. 5, 1999.

"Policy Changes, Output Growth and Investment in Irish Tourism", Irish Banking Review, Autumn, 1997.

The Implications of Ireland/UK Airline Deregulation for an EU Internal Market, Journal of Air Transport Management, Vol. 3, No.2, 1997.

The Importance of State Enterprises in the Irish Economy and the Future for Privatisation in Privatisation in the European Union, Theory and Policy Perspectives, Routledge, 1998.

The Tourist Industry Capacity and Increased Investment Opportunities, Paper to Conference on Tourism, Mexico City, 1996.

The Transition from Rent-Seeking to Contestability, A Case Study, in Essays in Honour of Bjorn Andersen, Molde, Norway, 1995.

A Bright Future for Northern Ireland - The Case against the Euro, (with Dr E Birnie MLA), Belfast, The New Europe Research Trust, 2002.

Airports as Multimodal Interchange Nodes, Round Table 126, Paris, European Conference of Ministers of Transport, OECD, 2003.

The Ryanair Case Study -Market Entry in the Deregulated European Market for Airlines and Airports, AMERC Conference, Montreal. July 2003.

The Irish Strategic Rail Review, Quartely Economic Commentary, ESRI, Autumn 2003.

Competition and Regulation: Substitutes or Complements, 16th International Symposium on Theory and Practice in Transport Economics, European Conference of Ministers of Transport, Budapest, 2003.

Regulatory Cacpture, Property Rights and Taxi Deregulation - A Case Study, Economic Affairs, December 2003.

How do the Demands for Airport Services Differ between Full Service and Low-Cost airlines? Journal of Air Transport Management, December 2003.

The Task of Irish Health Service Reform, Irish Banking Review, December 2003.

Privatisation in Ireland, CESifo Working Paper No 170, Munich, April 2004.

Bus Competition in Ireland - The Case for Market Foces, Quarterly Economic Commentary, ESRI, Autumn 2004.

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