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My name is Erik Verhoef. I am a full professor in Spatial Economics at VU Amsterdam, and a research fellow of the Tinbergen Institute. I have been Vice (Research) Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, and I am currently Head of Department of Spatial Economics, both also at VU Amsterdam.
My research focuses on efficiency and equity aspects of spatial externalities and their economic regulation, in particular in transport, urban and spatial systems. Important research themes include second-best regulation, network- and spatial analysis and methodological development, efficiency aspects versus equity and social acceptability, industrial organization in network markets, valuation and behavioural modelling, and policy evaluation.
I have been involved in various national and international research consortia. Some recent and ungoing projects include:
OPTION (2011-2015) - An ERC Advanced Grant project on industrial organization aspects of network markets
BREATHE (2016 - 2019) - A JPI project on the interactions between urban form and density, energy use, and local environmental quality
U-SMILE (2016 - 2020) - A SURF project on smart budget-neutral financial incentives, notably tradable peak permits, in urban transport
IP-SUNTAN (2016 - 2019) - A JPI project on advanced behavioural modelling of innovative instruments in urban transport
I am co-editor-in-chief, together with Mogens Fosgerau, of Economics of Transportation.