Kenneth A. Small



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Kenneth A. Small, Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of California at Irvine, specializes in urban, transportation, and environmental economics. Recent research topics include urban highway congestion, measurement of value of time and reliability, effects of fuel efficiency standards, public transit pricing, and fuel taxes.


In 2014 he stepped down as founding President of the International Transportation Economics Association, followed by four years on its Executive Committee. He spent four years as Associate Editor of Transportation Research Part B–Methodological, and he remains on the editorial boards of two professional journals. He previously was North American Co-Editor of the international journal, Urban Studies. He has served on several study committees of the National Research Council, examining among other things cost-benefit analysis and equity in transportation finance. His book Urban Transportation Economics, updated in 2007 as Economics of Urban Transportation (with Erik Verhoef), became a widely cited reference in the field. He was honored in 1999 with the Distinguished Member Award by the Transport & Public Utilities Group, American Economic Association; and in 2004 with the Distinguished Transportation Research Award by the Transportation Research Forum. He is the recipient of the Faculty Achievement award at UC-Irvine in 2007, and is a Fellow of Regional Science Association International.


Professor Small has advised many public and private groups including the Canadian Royal Commission on National Passenger Transportation, the European Union, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the World Bank, the California Air Resources Board, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the California High Speed Rail Authority. At Irvine, he previously served as Chair of Economics and Associate Dean of Social Sciences.





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