SEM won the right to host the ITEA Annual Conference and School on Transportation Economics in 2020

On February 8, 2019, ITEA published the news on its official website https://iteaweb.org/, announcing that the ITEA Annual Conference and School on Transportation Economics would be hosted by Department of Economics and School of Economics and Management at Beijing Jiaotong University in Beijing, China between June 22-26, 2020. This is the first time for mainland China to have the right to host ITEA. The bidding and organization done by the bidding team of the ITEA International Conference in our university was highly praised by the ITEA Executive Committee.

      The ITEA annual conference was first held in 2005, which consisted of the academic meeting and the training school. The conference serves as the main platform for the exchange of transportation economists around the world. The conference report papers bring together the world's most advanced transportation economics researches. The training schools are all lectured by the world's leading transportation economists. The academic institutions that have ever hosted the ITEA Annual Conference include the Transportation Center of American Northwestern University, the Transportation Research Center of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Stockholm, the German Economic Research Institute and the Berlin University of Technology, the University of Toulouse, the Norwegian Transportation Research Center (TOI), the University of Oslo, and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Paris School of Economics, etc. The ITEA Institute Council brings together the world's top transportation economists, including Richard Arnott, Jan Brueckner, Andr¨¦ de Palma, Robin Lindsey, Kenneth Small, and Erik Verhoef. ITEA Journal, Economics of Transportation, is an important journal in the field of global transportation economics.

      The application for hosting the ITEA International Conference in 2020 from Department of Economics and School of Economics of Management was strongly supported by Department of Economics and School of Economics of Management and other departments concerned at Beijing Jiaotong University. The hosting of the ITEA Annual Conference in 2020 will greatly push for the progress in such areas as discipline development, academic exchanges, article publication, talent training, and international exchanges of Department of Economics and School of Economics of Management at Beijing Jiaotong University.