Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

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Dr Astrid Gühnemann

c/o Vienna University of Natural Resources & Life Sciences

Research Group: Economics and Appraisal

For enquires to the Programme Leader for MSc Sustainability in Transport, please contact Dr Caroline Mullen.

Key Research Interests

  • Fields of Interests
    • Transport and the environment
    • Environmental economics
    • Decision-making and appraisal
  • Methodological
    • Impact modelling and assessment methods
    • Multicriteria and cost-benefit analysis

Employment History

  • 2005 to date Senior Lecturer, Institute for Transport Studies, Leeds University
  • 2001 – 2005 Head of Unit for Transport Systems Analysis, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Transport Research
  • 1999 – 2000 Postdoctoral research fellow, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Transport Research Unit
  • 1992 – 1999 Researcher, University of Karlsruhe, Institute of Economic Policy Research, Germany


  • Dipl. Wirt.-Ing., University of Karlsruhe (Diploma in Business Engineering)
  • Dr. rer pol, University of Karlsruhe (summa cum laude) (Doctor in Economics)

Professional Engagements

  • Membership in national (German) and international research boards (e.g. TPS, FGSV, DVWG, WCTRS, Cost Action)
  • Sept. 2003 - Dec. 2003 Visiting Academic, University of Sydney, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies; awarded as Sabbatical Semester

Research Projects and Experience

Current Teaching

  • Programme leader MSc Sustainability in Transport
  • Academic Integrity Officer
  • Module leader and teaching in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University of Leeds in the areas of transport policy, environment and economics. Current courses: “Environmental Economics”, “Transport Planning and Policy”, “Global Issues in Transport", “System Dynamics: Modelling Policy“
  • Supervision of research work by doctoral, postgraduate and graduate students

Previous experience

  • Visiting Lecturer, Technical University of Berlin, Institute for Land and Sea Transport Systems; 2002 – 2005, several courses in transport planning and transport economics
  • Teaching assistant and development and delivery of tutorial classes for courses on "Assessment - Economic impact analysis" and "Finance" at the University of Karlsruhe 1992 – 1999



  • Guehnemann A (2000) Methods for Strategic Environmental Assessment of Transport Infrastructure Plans., Karlsruhe Papers in Economic Policy Research, Nomos Verlag Baden-Baden, pp.249p.

Book Chapters

  • Gühnemann A; Wadud Z (In press) Carbon and Noise Trading in Aviation, Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering, John Wiley and Sons. doi: 10.1002/9780470686652.eae1077
  • Gühnemann A (2009) Multi-Criteria Analysis, In: TML (Ed) CityMobil City Application Manual, CityMobil project, pp.65-73.
  • Varschen C; Guehnemann A; Lenz B (2005) Produktionsveränderungen und Güterverkehrsnachfrage - Ergebnisse von Einzelfallanalysen (Production changes and changes in freight transport demand - results from case studies), In: Clausen U (Ed) Trends - Modelle - Konzepte, Praxiswissen, Logistik, Verkehr und Umwelt, Wirtschaftsverkehr 2005., pp.33-47.
  • Guehnemann A (2005) Mikroskopische Modelle der Güterverkehrsnachfrage (Microscopic freight transport demand models), In: Clausen U (Ed) Wirtschaftsverkehr 2005: Trends - Modelle - Konzepte, Logistik, Verkehr und Umwelt, Wirtschaftsverkehr 2005: Trends - Modelle - Konzepte, pp.63-76.
  • Guehnemann A (2003) Markt und Verkehr - Zusammenfassung und Ausblick (Summer school "Markets and Transport" - Summary and Outlook), In: Hrsg DVGDVWG (Ed) Sommerschule 2002 – Markt und Verkehr. Schriftenreihe der DVWG Reihe E 1, Deutsche Verkehrswissenschaftliche Gemeinschaft DVWG (Hrsg.), pp.156-172.
  • Guehnemann A; Strauch D (2003) Neue (Bewertungs-)Verfahren in der Verkehrsplanung (New (appraisal) methods in transport planning), In: Verkehrswesenseminars AD (Ed) Festkolloquium zum 30-jährigen Bestehen des Seminars für Verkehrswesen der TU Berlin „Zukunftsaufgabe Mobilität – Innovation, Lifestyle, Nachhaltigkeit, Arbeitsberichte des Verkehrswesenseminars der TU Berlin, Bd. 6, 2003, pp.1.
  • Guehnemann A; Wagner P (2003) Intelligent transport management by integrated dynamic traffic simulation and impact assessment, In: Park; C-H; Cho; R J; Oh; J; Hayashi; Y; Viegas; J (Ed) Proceedings from the 9th World Conference on Transport Research 2001, World Conference on Transport Research Society, Pergamon, pp.pp.1.
  • Guhnemann A; Rothengatter W (1999) Strategic environmental assessment of transport infrastructure investments, In: Meersman H; VanDeVoorde E; Winkelmans W (Ed) pp.C183-C196.


  • Gühnemann A (In press) SUMP Manual on Monitoring and Evaluation: Assessing the impact of measures and evaluating mobility planning processes., .
  • Gühnemann A; Kelly C; Mackie P; Worsley T (2013) International Comparison of Transport Appraisal Practice - Annex 1 England Country Report, .
  • Gühnemann A (2013) International Comparison of Transport Appraisal Practice - Annex 2 Germany Country Report, .
  • Gühnemann A; Pearman A; Laird J (2011) National Secondary Roads Needs Study - MCA Methodology Report, .
  • Gühnemann A; Connors R; Nellthorp J; Kelly C; Figlar B; Öttl G; de Lépinay I (2011) MIME - Proposed candidate market methods and market modelling framework, .
  • Gühnemann A; Connors R; Nellthorp J; Figlar B; Öttl G; de Lépinay I (2011) MIME - Report on Airport/ATM and Market Simulation., .
  • Gühnemann A; Batley R; Figlar B; Öttl G (2011) MIME - Analysis of different noise permit and market methods, .
  • Akkermans L; Vanherle K; Moizo A; Raganato P; Schade B; Leduc G; Wiesenthal T; Shepherd S; Tight M; Gühnemann A; Krail M; Schade W (2010) Ranking of measures to reduce GHG emissions of transport: reduction potentials and qualification of feasibility., .
  • Gühnemann A (2010) CityMobil - Multi-criteria analysis application on the MARS case studies, .
  • Gühnemann A; Koh A; Kimble MG; Chernyavska L (2009) Assessing Sensitiveness to Transport (ASSET) Case Study: Trans Penine Corridor, .
  • Güehnemann A (2009) Current Practice in Funding of Urban Transport: The Case of Germany, .
  • Laird J; Gühnemann A; Gaughran A; Macaongusa C; Nial C (2009) National Seconday Roads Needs Study - Appraisal and Prioritisation Methodology Report, .
  • Gühnemann A; Kimble MG; Chernyav’ska L; Scholz A; Siegele J; Enei R; Ohlau K; Sieber N; Martín Ramos B; Dostal I; Dufek J; Monigl J; Berki Z; Lieb C (2008) Assessing Sensitiveness to Transport (ASSET) Deliverable 4: Analysing Policy Instruments, .
  • Gühnemann A; Kimble MG (2008) Citymobil Deliverable 5.1.2 - Weights for use in Multi-Criteria-Analysis, .
  • Hullah P; Figlar B; Gerald O; Schwanke SMRR; Gjestland T; Gühnemann A; Harwatt H; Kelly C; Tight M; Benderli G (2008) MIME: State of the Art on Tradeable Permits, Noise Legislation, Noise Reduction Methods and Noise Modelling, .
  • Marco S; Stam D; Gühnemann A; May AD; Alessandrini A (2008) Citymobil - Towards Advanced Transport for the Urban Environment, .
  • Gühnemann A (2006) Case study: infrastructure funding in Germany, .
  • Mehlin M; Guehnemann A; Lischke A; Scheffer M; Borken J (2006) Die Energie- und Emissionsbilanz des Verkehrs. Bisherige Entwicklung und künftige technische Reduktionspotenziale. (Energy and emission balance of transport in Germany - Development and outlook), .
  • Marsden GR; Guehnemann A; Alessandrini A; Stam D; Ruberti G (2006) CityMobil - Towards advanced transport for the urban environment, .
  • Proost S; Dunkerley C; de Palma A; van der Loo S; Guehnemann A; Mackie PJ; Whiteing AE; Koskenoja P (2006) Funding Infrastructure: Guidelines for Europe, Deliverable 1: Economics of European infrastructure Funds and mark-ups: methodology., .

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