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

  • Iyengar, Madhumita
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2016
Queensland University of Technology ePrints Archive


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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