Department of Spatial Economics

In the Media

Economic effects of the Blitz (radio interview with Hans Koster on BBC Radio London, 7 August, 2018)
The Blitz added £ 4.5 billion to London's annual economy, say experts (article on Hans Koster's research in The Telegraph, 6 August, 2018)
Een nieuw huis in de stad? Zeg dan maar dag tegen uw auto, of toch niet? (Erik Verhoef on younger generations' view on car ownership, De Volkskrant, June 25, 2018)
Druk op de weg (Erik Verhoef on congestion in radio programme BNR You can ask me anything, June 20, 2018)
Schiphol mag niet verder groeien (Eric Pels' view on KLM's position in NH Nieuws video, June 20, 2018)
Brandpunt+: Nederland fileland (Erik Verhoef in tv documentary on innovative ways to solve congestion, June 12, 2018)
Hoeveel energie kost een windmolen? (Jeroen van den Bergh, RTL-Z, May 7, 2018)
We moeten naar zee, maar levert dat wel genoeg op? Jeroen van den Bergh, BNR Nieuwsradio, May 7, 2018)
Dit zijn twee scenario's voor KLM als Air France wegkwijnt: leegplukken of in een keer verkopen (Eric Pels on Businessinsider.nl, May 7, 2018)
Overname Alitalia is riskant voor Air France-KLM
(Eric Pels on RTL-Z, April 11, 2018)
100 miljoen extra voor aanpak files (comments of Erik Verhoef in NOS 8 o'clock news, 17 March, 2018).
Duitse tolheffing tot zeker 2020 uitgesteld. 'Dat had je kunnen zien aankomen' (interview with Erik Verhoef on BNR Nieuwsradio, 9 March, 2018)
Eerste experiment met filehandel veelbelovend (article on the results of research within the project U-SMILE, Algemeen Dagblad, 8 March, 2018)
Eerste experiment met verhandelbare verkeersrechten veelbelovend (press release on the results of research within U-SMILE on Verkeersonderneming.nl, with factsheet attached, beginning of March, 2018)

 
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Spatial Economics, at the School of Business and Economics of VU Amsterdam, is engaged in economic problems in which space plays a prominent role. The Department of Spatial Economics offers insights and applications in urban, regional, transport and environmental challenges from a primarily economic perspective, often enriched through multi-disciplinary collaborations.

The 60 staff members are involved in both fundamental research as well as in national and international commissioned research. With this research, the department has gained national and international recognition, as shown by the large number of international publications and citations; the appearance of different staff members in editorial boards and as experts in the media and advisory boards; and the presence of various section members on the typically Dutch phenomenon of 'Economists Parade'.

According to RePEc (accessed in April 2018), the School ranks in the top 5% of institutions worldwide in the fields of Transport Economics, Urban and Real Estate Economics, Economic Geography, Environmental Economics and Energy Economics. Moreover, various current staff members make it to the top 5% in RePEc's general ranking of economists, or in the economists' rankings in the fields just mentioned: Erik Verhoef, Jos van Ommeren, Henri de Groot, Jan Rouwendal, Carolyn Fischer, Cees Withagen, Rik van der Ploeg and Richard Tol.



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