What Your Time is Really Worth

Lyft can come in handy when economists need to calculate the dollar value of time for us and for government.

Where Melting Snow and Ice Create New Shipping Lanes

Thinking about melting snow and ice, we can ask how soon there will be Arctic shipping lanes that provide new trade routes.

How the Pandemic Changed Six Kinds of Traffic

Looking at the six traffic changes that relate to the pandemic, we can see their current impact and wonder which ones will last.

The Ups and Downs of the Jumbo Jet

Planning for a post pandemic world, the airline industry is figuring out what to do with its jumbo jets although now some have been useful.

The Transit Trends That Coronavirus Created

A global look at air travel, driving, walking, and public transportation reveals the transit trends created by the pandemic.

Should We Charge Electric Cars?

With the depletion of the Highway Trust Fund, Congress needs to decide if its new funding sources will include a pay-by-the-mile tax that charges EVs.

Six Facts That We Need to Know About Globalization

Globalization is a gargantuan topic. Reflecting the world’s economic interdependence, it is about goods, services, and supply chains. It takes us to multinational corporations, to trade agreements, to foreign exchange, and much more. But still, six facts can say a…

Why Driving is Safer in Sweden

An economist might say that the optimal number of traffic fatalities depends on the cost of preventing them. Sweden disagrees. Compared to most other countries, Sweden’s road safety is tops: In the European Union, Sweden and Norway have the low…

The Behavioral Nudges That Our Trains and Planes Give Us

The best designed railway stations and airports have behavioral nudges that travelers don’t even know they are following.

What You Never Expected To Hear About a Traffic Jam

Since billions have been proposed for infrastructure spending, we should consider some surprising suggestions from researchers on traffic congestion.