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Graham Mallard
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Internal News - 10 December 2008

PhD student co-authors text book with leading transport economist

Graham Mallard, who is doing his PhD in Economics at Bath, has recently published a text book on transport economics with Professor Stephen Glaister of Imperial College.

The book "Transport Economics - theory, application and policy ", which is published by Palgrave Macmillan, brings alive economic theories for students, elucidating traditional concepts by applying them to a real world context. It examines the microeconomic concepts that underpin this sector and the implications for transport markets with real examples from across the EU.

Also available is a companion website with extra features to accompany the text, including a bank of multiple-choice questions and answers for students to use and a series of Powerpoint presentations for lecturers teaching from the book.

Graham's PhD superviser, John Sessions, congratulated him on his success: "To co-author such a text book with Professor Stephen Glaister, one of the world's most pre-eminent transport economists, would be a crowning achievement for any academic. For one at Graham's stage of career, it is quite simply remarkable.

"It illustrates in abundance his energy, knowledge and passion for economics, and is a shining testament to the quality of our Economics PhD programme here at Bath."

Professor Erik Verhoef of VU University Amsterdam has commented that teachers and students alike will be pleased with the many empirical case studies in the book that illustrate how to put the theory and concepts developed to practical use.

"I have been extremely fortunate to be able to write this text book and would like to thank Geoff Harcourt (Universities of Cambridge and Adelaide) for his invaluable help in creating the opportunity; Stephen Glaister and Jaime Marshall (Associate Publishing Director at Palgrave Macmillan) - working with them both was a huge, and enjoyable, privilege and their input cannot be overstated; and my family for their support and encouragement. Most of all, I would like to thank my amazing wife, Fay, for all of her help, support and love - without her the book would never have been finished.

"I am thrilled with the final product and hope that it is of use to all those interested in, and studying, both applied introductory microeconomics and transport economics."