Research Projects

The Department is involved in various externally funded research projects. This page provides links to a number of these – the larger ones – subdivided by main theme of interest:  

Regional and Urban Economics:

VENI Grant [NWO] - Planning, Places, Prices and Politics: The Welfare Economics of Urban Planning (Hans Koster) 

International Growth Center - Roads to Trade: The The Welfare effects of Connecting Mines versus Cities (Steven Poelhekke)

SPIN [KNAW] - Scientific Programme Indonesia-Netherlands (Henri de Groot)  

Transport Economics:

U-SMILE [NWO-SURF] - Urban Smart Measures and Incentives for Quality of Life Enhancement (Erik Verhoef)

U-PASS [EU-JPI Urban Europe] -Urban Public Administration and ServiceS innovation for Innovative Urban Mobility Management and Policy (Erik Verhoef)

IP-SUNTAN [EU-JPI Urban Europe] - Innovative Policies for Sustainable UrbaN TrANsportation (Erik Verhoef)

BREATHE [EU-JPI Urban Europe] - Building Resilient Economic Agglomerations addressing Transportation and Health Effects: Urban form, location choice and transport solutions for high air quality and low-carbon cities (Steven Poelhekke)

GIS (Geographical Information Systems):

Asian Development Bank - Evaluating the Impact of Road Infrastructure on Household Income in the Highlands Region of Papua New Guinea (Eric Koomen)      

Closed projects: 

Aspasia [NWO] - Grant to stimulate female scientists (Eveline van Leeuwen) 

ECCONET - Effects of climate change on the inland waterway networks 

Economische Waardering van Cultureel Erfgoed / The valuation of cultural heritage (NICIS, Nieuwland, CLUE)  s 

GIS-related research projects  

GP [ERC] - Combating Climate Change: Political economy of Green Paradox

HELP [NWO-VerDuS] - Locatievoorkeuren van kenniswerkers

I-C-EU [EU] - Impact of Transport Infrastructure on International Competitiveness of Europe 
I-PriSM [NWO-DBR] - Innovative Pricing for Sustainable Mobility

MIDI-REDIE - Migrant Diversity and Regional Disparity in Europe

OPTION [ERC] - Optimizing Policies for Transport: accounting for Industrial Organization in Network markets (Erik Verhoef)

SPARD [EU] – Spatial Analysis of Rural Development Measures

Uni-METRICS [EU] - Value Metrics and Policies for a Sustainable University Campus