An economic approach towards estimating health impacts of major transport investments and transport policies: A case study of transport emission abatement policy

Iyengar, Madhumita (2016) An economic approach towards estimating health impacts of major transport investments and transport policies: A case study of transport emission abatement policy. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

The PhD thesis developed an economic model as an integral part of the current Health Impact Assessment (HIA) framework. Based on a Health Production Function approach, the model showed how to estimate economic benefits of positive health gains generated by transport investment programs and transport policies. Using Australian mortality and morbidity statistics and applying econometric analysis, the case study quantified health benefits induced by transport emission abatement policies in dollar terms for the Australian households. Finally, the thesis demonstrated transferability of the economic model through two example case studies, establishing a wider application capacity of the model.

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ID Code: 91723
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Washington, Simon, Morawska, Lidia, & Ferreira, Luis
Keywords: Economic Model, Health Impact Assessment, Transport Emissions, Health Benefits, Health Production Function, Transport Investments, Health Inequality, Transport Policy, Mortality, Morbidity
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 30 Mar 2016 00:26
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2016 00:26

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