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Philip A. Viton

Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning

Co-director, Joint Program in Urban Transportation.

Address: 296 Knowlton Hall, 275 W. Woodruff Avenue, Columbus OH 43210
Telephone: 614-292-2119


BA, magna cum laude, Brown University (Economics/Philosophy), 1972; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley (Economics), 1977.

Teaching Interests:

Urban Transportation, Spatial Modelling, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Statistical Methods, Choice Models.

Research/Professional Interests:

Role of Private Enterprise in Urban Transportation, Cost and Technology Structure of the Transport Modes, Probabilistic Models of Qualitative Choice, Regulation of Public Services; Efficiency Studies.

Selected Publications/Monographs:

“Technical Efficiency in Multi-Mode Bus Transit”, Transportation Research 31B(1), 1996; “Private Roads” Journal of Urban Economics, 37 (1995); “How Big Should Transit Be? Lessons from the San Francisco Bay Area” Transportation, 20 (1993); “On Frontier Specifications for Discrete Binary Choice Analysis” Journal of Regional Science, 32:3 (1992); “Consolidations of Scale and Scope in Urban Transit” Regional Science and Urban Economics, 22 (1992).