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.
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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|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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