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BFI Student Lunch Series- Optimal Urban Transportation Policy: Evidence from Chicago

BFI’s Student Lunch Series invites prominent speakers to engage undergraduate and graduate students in discussions on economics. The talks highlight the practical use of economics for answering real-world questions pertinent to businesses and policy makers.

Milena Almagro discussed her research “Optimal Urban Transportation Policy: Evidence from Chicago.”

How should cities design transportation policies like tolls and public transit? Professor Milena Almagro quantifies the impact of different transportation policies and applies her approach to the City of Chicago. Among her results, Almagro shows that charging drivers to use roads would reduce traffic and pollution, but increase costs for consumers who travel by car. Almagro also makes suggestions for public transit policies to offset these costs.


Thursday, April 18, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Optimal Urban Transportation Policy: Evidence from Chicago
Milena Almagro, Assistant Professor of Economics, Liew Family Junior Faculty Fellow, George G. Rinder Faculty Fellow, Chicago Booth