Awards & Nominations


Three department members in ESB Top 40
Three researchers from the department made it into the ESB Top 40 of Economists this year: Erik Verhoef (11), Jos van Ommeren (13) and, new in the list, Vincent van den Berg (36). Special mention was made of Rick van der Ploeg: had his affiliation in the Netherlands been large enough, he would have been number 1 in the list. The ESB list is based on journal publications in the years 2010-2014, using the Web of Science database of Thomson Reuters, weighted by a bibliometric quality indicator. 

Van der Knaap Prize for Hans Koster
Hans Koster received the Van der Knaap Prize for his dissertation on “The Internal Structure of Cities: The Economics of Agglomeration, Amenities and Accessibility”. De Van der Knaap Prize (€ 10,000) is meant as an incentive prize for young researchers in the area of economic and social geography, as well as urban and regional economics, and awarded by the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen). The award ceremony was held on October 28 in Haarlem. 

Cees Withagen elected honorary member of FAERE
On September 10, during its annual conference in Toulouse, the French Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (FAERE) elected Cees Withagen (professor of environmental economics) membre d'honneur . The title of honorary member was awarded to Cees for his contribution to promoting, valuing and advancing research and expertise works in environmental economics. Cees’ main research interest is in the economics of non-renewable resources and climate change, on which he published many articles and several books.

Henk Scholten receives Honorary Doctorate
On July, 22, Henk Scholten received the title of honorary Doctor of Science from the Manchester Metropolitan University for his extensive contributions to GIS (Geographical Information Systems). Henk Scholten is founder and CEO of Geodan, and also Professor of Spatial Economics, Scientific Director of SPINlab and Educational Director of UNIGIS

GfR Böventer Prize for Martin Adler
On March 1, Martin Adler won the GfR Böventer Prize for his presentation on “Does public transport reduce car travel externalities?” The prize was awarded during the 49th Gesellschaft fuer Regionalforschung GfR Conference in Igls, Austria and is given for the best presentation by a young author.

Raymond Florax and Jacques Poot elected Fellow of the RSAI
In March, 2015, Raymond Florax (Associate Professor) and Jacques Poot (Visiting Professor) were elected Fellow of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) in recognition of their lifetime contributions to the scholarship of regional science.

Best Paper Award for Hans Koster and Jos van Ommeren
In January, Hans Koster and Jos van Ommeren won the best paper award for their paper "Is the sky the limit? High-rise buildings and office rents". The prize (£5,000), generously funded by the ULI, is awarded annually to the authors of the best paper published in the Journal of Economic Geography in the previous calendar year.



Paper Jan Rouwendal, Jasper Dekkers and Martin Micheli in blog The Economist
The Tinbergen Institute (TI) Discussion Paper on ‘Border Effect in House Prices’ has been picked up by The Economist, in its free exchange blog ‘Staying Dutch (November 29, 2014). House Prices at the Border’. The authors, Jan Rouwendal, Jasper Dekkers (both Spatial Economics) and Martin Micheli (RWI Essen, Germany) studied the difference in the behaviour of house prices between the Netherlands and Germany. According to The Economist the results of the research in the TI discussion paper is an indication of how cultural differences may run counter to the logic of European integration.

Best PhD Paper Award for Hugo Silva Montalva
Hugo Silva Montalva won the Best PhD Paper Award for his paper on 'Input third-degree price discrimination by congested facilities'. The prize was awarded during the 3rd Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation, held at the University of Leeds, from 10-12 September, 2014.   

EIB-ERSA Prize for Raymond Florax
On Friday, August 29, 2014, Raymond Florax was awarded the EIB-ERSA Prize. Raymond received the prize during the ERSA (European Regional Science Association) 2014 Congress, held in St. Petersburg. The European Investment Bank (EIB)- European Prize in Regional Science was created in 2003 to recognize the outstanding contribution of scholars to the advancement in regional science and in related spatial area studies.  

Veni Grant for Hans Koster
In July, 2014, Hans Koster was awarded a Veni grant by NWO for his research on ‘Planning, places, prices and politics: the economics of spatial planning policy’. This project will analyse the economic reasons for applying spatial planning. By making use of theoretical models and unique microdata Hans will analyse the influence of height restrictions, heritage protection, and social housing on the urban economy. 

Hans Koster wins August Lösch Prize 2014
The winner of the prestigious August Lösch Prize 2014 is Hans Koster for his dissertation "The Internal Structure of Cities: The Economics Agglomeration, Amenities and Accessibility". The prize is intended to reward outstanding academic research in the field of Regional Science and Spatial Economics and carries an award of Euro 4000. The prize will be presented on June 28th 2014, in Marburg, Germany, on the occasion of the Summer Conference of the Regional Science Association.      

Royal Decoration for Harmen Verbruggen
On May, 26, 2014, Harmen Verbruggen was appointed Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau. Harmen Verbruggen was Dean of SBE until January 1, 2014, and will continue working at our department as Professor of International Environmental Economics.


Department of Spatial Economics well represented in the 2013 ESB Top 40 of Dutch economists
Six department members appear on the 2013 ESB Top 40 of Dutch economists: Richard Tol (1st position), Peter Nijkamp (6), Piet Rietveld (9), Rick van der Ploeg (10), Erik Verhoef (12) and Jos van Ommeren (20). The list is based on journal publications in the years 2008 – 2012, weighted by a bibliometric quality indicator.

European Aviation Economics and Management Prize for Christiaan Behrens
Christiaan Behrens won the 2013 European Aviation Economics and Management Prize, announced at the GARS Research Workshop, just prior to the Second European Aviation Conference in November. The award was co-sponsored by the GARS (The German Aviation Research Society) and Ashgate. Christiaan won the PhD Category with his paper entitled: ‘Loyalty programs and consumer behaviour: The impact of FFPs on consumer surplus’ and received a prize of Ashgate books and 200 Euros.

Martijn Smit winner European poster competition
Martijn Smit won the poster competition of the Open Days Master Class organised by the Regional Studies Association. His poster focused on cluster policy. Martijn received the award from Regional Policy commisioner Johannes Hahn.

Hans Koster, Paul Koster and Gerard van der Meijden joined Tinbergen Institute as Junior and Candidate Fellow
Hans Koster (25) joined TI as a Junior Fellow. In 2013, Hans defended his PhD dissertation on 'The internal structure of cities: the economics of agglomeration, amenities and accessibility'. Paul Koster (30, post-doc researcher) joined TI as a Candidate Fellow. In 2012 he successfully defended his PhD dissertation on ‘The cost of travel time variability for air and car travellers’. Also Gerard van der Meijden (29, post-doctoral researcher) joined TI as a Candidate Fellow. In May 2013 he successfully defended his PhD dissertation titled 'The Macroeconomic Dynamics of Trade Liberalization, Resource Exploitation, and Backstop Technologies' at Tilburg University. All three researchers became member of TI's Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics (STEE) Research Group. 

Jacques Poot Economist of the Year in New Zealand
Jacques Poot, professor of population economics at Waikato University and guest professor at our department, received the NZIER Economics Award. At the department, he has been co-principal investigator of an international project on migrant diversity and regional disparity over the last 4 years. Jacques is correspondent of the Royal Academy of Science and has recently been appointed as a member of the Academia Europaea.

Mark Kagan University Research Fellow
Mark Kagan was selected for the University Research Fellowship (URF) of VU University.
Hans Koster and Piet Rietveld nominated for VU Societal Impact Awards
The Junior Societal Impact Award is for a PhD candidate who has completed a PhD dissertation at VU University Amsterdam within the last year which could have a potentially significant impact on society. The Senior Societal Impact Award is presented to a researcher at VU University Amsterdam who has had a longer career and spent several years working on research with a significant societal impact. Although neither Hans nor Piet eventually won the award, the nomination itself is of course already an important sign of recognition of the social impact of the work.          

Henk Scholten and SPINlab nominated for Huibregtsenprijs
Professor in Spatial Informatics Henk Scholten was one of the seven finalists for the Huibregtsenprijs 2012, a prestigious prize for Dutch research that stands out in terms of scientific innovation and has valuable potential for applications in society. Henk Scholten was nominated based on his research for SPINlab in the area of if information management and crisis control (GDI 4 Disaster Management). Alas, Henk and SPINlab did not win the award in the end, but the nomination itself can be seen as a recognition of the type of applied research that is at the heart of SPINlab.

Steven Poelhekke ESB prize for paper on Bank Intermediation of FDI

The jury praised the paper for its high academic quality, originality and its relevance for policy making. Download the paper Bank Intermediation of Foreign Direct Investment (pdf). Steven Poelhekke, since 2011 assistant professor at the department, received the award at the Dutch Economists Day 2012.

Henri de Groot wins SBE Best Lecturer Award 2012
The award went to prof. dr. Henri de Groot. Henri is teaching courses in the BSc Economics and Business Economics, the MSc Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics (STREEM), the honours programme and also the Tinbergen Institute. He was praised for his catching enthusiasm and his ability to link the theoretical and empirical concepts that are discussed in his courses to reallife and topical cases which helps the students to put the theories into context.

Geoplaza UBVU-SPINlab nominated for Dutch Data Award DANS-KNAW
The VU University Amsterdam Geoplaza dataportal was one of the three nominees for the Dutch Data Award in humanities and social sciences, a yearly competition by DANS-KNAW. Geoplaza is developed by VU University Library in close collaboration with the Spatial Information Laboratory (SPINlab). Geoplaza is a portal which gives access to scientifically reliable geospatial Information. At the moment Geoplaza contains a variety of historical maps, thematic maps from the Dutch center for statistics (Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek, CBS), cadastral maps and all other kind of valuable datasets. The jury did not select Geoplaza as the winner of the Dutch Data Award, however, the jury stated that Geoplaza is very promising and a good example of how geospatial information can be shared.

Jessie Bakens and Jacob Janssen VU-Fellow
Jessie Bakens and Jacob Janssen are selected for the University Research Fellowship (URF) of VU University. Bakens will become VU-Nijkamp-Fellow and Janssen becomes VU-Withagen/Van der Ploeg-Fellow.

ERC Advanced Investigators Grant for Erik Verhoef        
The grant of 2,5 million euro’s is awarded for Erik's research project 'Optimizing Policies for Transport: Accounting for Industrial Organization in Network Markets (OPTION)'. In this project models will be developed incorporating large actors for a number of specific cases, e.g. integrated airport-airline networks, rail-road competition, private road supply, insurance companies and traffic accidents, automated highways and electric vehicles, and taxi markets. These transport policy problems are not only of great academic interest, but also present some of the greatest challenges faced by transport policy makers in their daily operations.
ERC Advanced Grant for Cees Withagen and Rick van der Ploeg
Cees Withagen and Rick van der Ploeg have received an Advanced Grant from the European research Council amounting to almost 3 million Euro. The research 'Combating Climate Change: Political Economy of Green Paradoxes' concerns climate policy, taking into account the exhaustibility of fossil fuels. The expression ‘paradoxes’ refers to the danger of enhancing the speed of extraction of fossil fuels, implying a faster build-up of CO2, as a consequence of policies directed at reducing demand for fossil fuels, e.g.,
by means of subsidies on green energy.
Sergej Gubins and Hans Koster win NARSC Graduate Student Led Paper Competition
The Graduate-Student-Led Paper Competition of the North American Regional Science Council is eligible for Masters or PhD students who are the paper’s 'primary author', and be a current, or a recent graduate who completed his/her degree within twelve months preceding the submission date. The prize in the NARSC Graduate-Student-Led Paper Competition has been awarded to Sergej Gubins for his paper titled Teleworking and Congestion: A Dynamic Bottleneck Analysis, co-authored by Erik Verhoef, and to Hans Koster for his paper titled Upscale Neighbourhoods: Historic Amenities, Income and Spatial Sorting of Households, co-authored by Jos van Ommeren en Piet Rietveld.

Piet Rietveld wins EIB-ERSA Prize
Piet Rietveld won the annual European Investment Bank (EIB)- European Prize in Regional Science. This prize was created to recognize the outstanding contribution of scholars to the advancement in regional science and in related spatial area studies.        

Peter Nijkamp awarded Silver Medal of Honor by Japan Section of Regional Science Association
Peter Nijkamp has been awarded the prestigious Silver Medal of Honor on the occasion of the Japan Section of the Regional Science Association (JSRSAI) 50th Anniversary and council meeting in Japan. The medal is awarded annually by the British and Irish Section of the Regional Science for the best paper in regional science (British and Irish section).

Eveline van Leeuwen wins the Moss Madden Memorial Medal
Eveline van Leeuwen was awarded the Moss Madden Memorial Medal 2011 for the paper 'The effects of future retail developments on the local economy: Combining micro and macro approaches' in Papers in Regional Science.

Piet Rietveld member of Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences
In May 2011 Piet Rietveld has been elected member of the KNAW. The election is based on scientific performance.  More information at Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW).


Three staff members of Spatial Economics in the ESB top 20. 

No less than three colleagues of the department of Spatial Economics VU are listed on the ESB top 20 of Dutch economists in 2010: Peter Nijkamp, Piet Rietveld and Richard Tol achieved positions 8, 9 and 19 on the list which is based on publications of about 750 full professors at Dutch economic faculties.

The list is based on the H-index, being a composite index of the number of publications and citations. A researcher achieves a score H when he/she has H publications that have been cited at least H times. The H scores of Nijkamp, Rietveld and Tol are 20,20 and 18, respectively. Erik Verhoef and Jeroen van den Bergh are in the top 40 with an H score of 13.

For details, see the website of the ESB. For the complete list see the website of the SDU uitgevers.


Lifetime Achievement Award for Henk Scholten
Professor dr. Henk J. Scholten has received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to advancing the science and technology of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) throughout his career. This award is an initiative of ESRI, a worldwide organization company specialized in GIS software.

NORFACE subsidy for Peter Nijkamp
Peter Nijkamp has received a subsidy for the project 'Migrant Diversity and Regional Disparity in Europe'. The subsidy is granted by NORFACE (New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Co-operation in Europe). NORFACE is a partnership between fourteen research councils to increase co-operation in research and research policy in Europe. Over the five project years, the partners will engage in a range of initiatives designed to deliver new levels of co-operative research policy and practice. The subsidy will amount from 0,5 to 4 million Euro's. The contract negotations will be completed in September 2009.

Highly Cited Author Award for Erik Verhoef and Eric Pels
Professor Eric Verhoef and Dr. Eric Pels received the 'Highly Cited Author Award' from the editorial board of the Journal of Urban Economics. The award was given to them for their joint paper on 'The Economics of Airport Congestion Pricing'. This paper was one of the 10 most cited works within the Journal of Urban Economics in the period 2004-2008.

Peter Nijkamp Chair of the Committee Nanotechnology
Professor Peter Nijkamp has been appointed Chair of the Committee Societal Dialogue Nanotechnology. The Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Maria van der Hoeven officially installed the committee, and gave them the task to organize a national dialogue on nanotechnology until 31 December 2010. 
Piet Rietveld Fellow of the RSAI
Head of Department Professor dr. Piet Rietveld has been appointed Fellow of the RSAI (Regional Science Association International). This honourful title is given to distinguished scholars in the field of regional science. Piet Rietveld will receive the award during a supranational RSAI conference in 2009.


Peter Nijkamp Companion of the Order of the Dutch Lion

On December 11, 2008, Peter Nijkamp was knighted ‘Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw' for his contributions to science and society. Peter Nijkamp has been president of NWO (the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) from 2002–2008.

Peter Nijkamp receives title of IIASA Honorary Scholar
Professor Peter Nijkamp was given the title of IIASA Honorary Scholar in 2008. He received this title for his constructive contributions and strong support of the ideals and goals of the IIASA (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis), which is located in Laxenburg, Austria.

Peter Nijkamp member of Academia Europaea
Professor dr. Peter Nijkamp has been appointed member of the Academia Europae. Academia Europaea is a European, non-governmental association acting as an academy. Its members are scientists and scholars who collectively aim to promote learning, education and research.

Hans Jurgen Ewers Prize for Barry Ubbels
The dissertation of Dr. Barry Ubbels has been awarded with the Hans Jurgen Ewers Prize for Applied Research in Infrastructure Economics 2008. This prized is endowed annually to research scholars at the doctoral or post-doctoral level by the Technical University of Berlin to innovative economic research relating to regulation, deregulation and the financing of material, personnel and institutional infrastructure.

EPAINOS Prize for Eveline van Leeuwen
On 30 August 2008, Dr. ir. Eveline van Leeuwen won the EPAINOS Prize 2008 at the ERSA (European Regional Science Association) Conference, held in Liverpool. Eveline was rewarded the prize for her paper on 'The Effects of Future Retail Development on the Local Economy - Combining Micro and Macro Approaches'. The paper combines social accounting matrices with micro simulation models.

Peter Nijkamp in international Economists Top 100
Professor Nijkamp is among the top 5% authors of RePEc. He occupies number (97) at the list of over 17.000 economists worldwide as of July 2008. RePEc (REsearch Papers in EConomics) is a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 63 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in economics. The heart of the project is a decentralized database of working papers, journal articles and software components.

Nijkamp, Rietveld, Van den Bergh and Tol in ESB Top 30
Professor Peter Nijkamp, Head of Department Professor Piet Rietveld, Professor Jeroen van den Bergh and Professor Richard Tol are listed in the annually published ESB Top 30 of most cited economists. This means that the Department of Spatial Economics is the best represented economics department of the Netherlands.


Nijkamp, Rietveld, Van den Bergh and Verhoef in ESB Top 40

The annual publication of the ESB (Economisch Statistische Berichten) Top 40 of 2007 contains 4 members of the Department of Spatial Economics: Professor Peter Nijkamp (6), Professor Piet Rietveld (8), Professor Jeroen van den Bergh (22) and Professor Erik Verhoef (36). 
Certificate of Honourable Mention for Erik Verhoef
At the 11th World Conference on Transportation Research (WCTR), Professor Erik Verhoef won a Certificate of Honourable Mention for his paper 'Private Roads: Auctions and Competitions in Networks'. 
Mozaïek Subsidy for Mediha Sahin
On August 22, 2007, Mediha Sahin, student assistent at the Department of Regional Economics, was granted the Mozaïek Subsidy by the NWO (the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research). The Mozaïek Subsidy will enable her to carry out a research on 'Business Performance and Entry into New Markets of Migrant Entrepreneurs: Culture and Social Networks as Critical Success Factors', leading to a dissertation. 
Piet Rietveld Holder of the VEB Chair 2007-2008
The Governing Council of the Vrije University Brussel (VEB) nominated Professor Piet Rietveld as Chair Holder of the VEB for the year 2007-2008. In his capacity as Chair Holder, Piet Rietveld will deliver an inaugural speech and present four lectures in the field of transport economics. 
Reimut-Jochimsen Prize 2006 for Barry Ubbels and Erik Verhoef
On March 28, 2007, Dr. Barry Ubbels and Professor Erik Verhoef received the Reimut-Jochimsen-Preis 2006 in Düsseldorf. They were awarded this prize for their paper on 'Auctioning Concessions for Private Roads'. This paper will also appear in Transportation Research A. THe Reimut-Jochimsen Prize is awarded every other year for research on Infrastrucure, and is an initiative of the Deutsche Bundesbank, Hauptverwaltung Düsseldorf. 
Jeroen van den Bergh member of the Advisory Council of MNP
As of January 1, 2007, Professor Dr. Jeroen van den Bergh has been appointed member of the Advisory Council of the MNP (Milieu- en Natuurplanbureau - the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency).The MNP supports national and international policy makers by analysing the environmental impact of policies and of trends in society.



Piet Rietveld member of the Social Sciences Council
As of May 1, 2006, Professor Dr. Piet Rietveld has been appointed member of the Social Sciences Council (de Sociaal-Wetenschappelijke Raad) by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division (de Afdeling Letterkunde) of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

Peter Nijkamp and Piet Rietveld in Economists Top 20
Professor Peter Nijkamp and Head of Department Professor Piet Rietveld are numbers (6) and (7), respectively, in the Dutch Economists Top 20 (Economen Top 20). The 'Economists Top 20' is a new ranking of leading publishing and most cited economists in The Netherlands. 
RSAI establishes Peter Nijkamp Research Encouragement Award
At the November 2006 Meeting in Las Vegas, the RSAI (Regional Science Association International) established the Peter Nijkamp RSAI Research Encouragement Award for an Early Career Scholar from a Development Country.

Nijkamp, Rietveld, Van den Bergh and Verhoef in Economists Top 40
The Department of Spatial Economics is well represented in the Economists Top 40 of the year 2006: Professor Peter Nijkamp and Head of Department Professor Piet Rietveld are numbers (2) and (4), respectively, while Professor Jeroen van den Bergh and Professor Erik Verhoef occupy numbers (15) and (28). This means that the Department of Spatial Economics at VU is the best ranking department at Economics faculties of Dutch universities.



Peter Nijkamp number one in Economists Top 40
Professor Peter Nijkamp is number one in the Netherlands Top 40 of best publishing economists. The list also includes Head of Department Professor Piet Rietveld (4), Professor Jeroen van den Bergh (26) and Professor Erik Verhoef (31).

Honorary doctorate for Peter Nijkamp
Professor Peter Nijkamp received a honorary doctorate at the Academy of Economic Studies of Bucharest. He was granted the title of Doctor Honoris Causa on November 4, 2005, during a festive meeting of the Senate.

Debrezion, Pels and Rietveld awarded Runners-up for best Conference Paper
On May 11, 2005, Ghebre Debrezion, Eric Pels and Piet Rietveld have been awarded Runners-Up for the Best Conference Paper 2005 CTRF (Canadian Transportation Research Forum) Conference held in Hamilton, Ontario. They received this award for their paper entitled 'The Effects of Railway Investments in a Polycentric City'. A financial incentive of 750 Canadian dollars is attached to the award.


Peter Nijkamp Fellow of the RSAI
On november 13, 2004, Professor Peter Nijkamp has been appointed Fellow of the RSAI (Regional Science International). He received this honour for his innovative scientific research and for his managerial contributions to the RSAI.
VIDI scholarship for Jos van Ommeren
Jos van Ommeren received a VIDI scholarship from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) in september 2004. The VIDI scholarship will allow him to perform a five-year research programme as from the beginning of 2005 on how employers influence employees' commuting behaviour.  

Founder's Medal RSAI for Peter Nijkamp
Professor Peter Nijkamp was awarded the Founder's Medal by the Regional Association International on April 15, 2004 in South-Africa. The Founder's Medal is the highest academic award in the field of regional science and was awarded only 5 times in the 50 years of the existence of the RSAI.


ERSA prize for Peter Nijkamp
The European Regional Science Association (ERSA) has awarded the first European prizes in Regional Science to Professor Peter Nijkamp (VU) and Professor J. Paelinck (Erasmus University).

Honorary doctorate for Peter Nijkamp
In February 2003, Professor Peter Nijkamp received an honorary doctorate from the National Technical University of Athens.


Royal Shell Prize for Jeroen van den Bergh
The Royal Shell Prize 2002 was awarded to the environmental economist professor Jeroen van den Bergh. He received the prize for his research in the field of sustainable development, the environment, and natural resources. He was unanimously chosen by the members of the jury and received the amount of 100,000 Euro.

Department of Spatial Economics received grant from EU
The department of Spatial Economics received a research grant worth one million Euro, which will finance a large EU project called STELLA (Sustainable Transport in Europe and Links and Liaisons with America).


Jeroen van den Bergh's Handbook awarded the "Outstanding Academic Title"
The "Handbook of Environmental and Resource Economics", edited by prof.dr. J.C.J.M. van den Bergh (Regional Economics) was awarded the "Outstanding Academic Title" by the American journal "Choice Magazine".


RSAI Prize for Eric Pels
Dr. Eric Pels won a prize for the best thesis, awarded by the Regional Science Association International.

CVS prize for Barry Ubbels
Drs. Barry Ubbels received the CVS-prize for his paper on 'Unconventional funding for public transport'.

CVS-incentives prize for Daniel van Vuuren
Drs. Daniel van Vuuren received the CVS-incentives prize for his paper on 'The off-peak demand for train kilometres and train tickets: a micro-econometric analysis'.

Peter Nijkamp and Piet Rietveld in Economics Top of Intermediair
In the 'Economics Top' of Intermediair (an outstanding scientific journal) Peter Nijkamp occupies the first place, while a fourth place is for Professor Piet Rietveld.