Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

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Professor Gerard de Jong

Research Professor

Room: 1.12
Email: G.C.DeJong@its.leeds.ac.uk_
Research Group: Economics and Appraisal

Alternative telephone: +31 70 312 1533

Key Research Interests

  • Car ownership and car use
  • Passenger travel demand
  • Freight transport demand
  • Valuation and evaluation
  • Micro-econometrics

Employment History

  • Guest researcher, Centre for Transport Studies, VTI/Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 2009-2013
  • Director of Research, NEA, Zoetermeer, 2008-2010
  • Director, Significance, Leiden, The Netherlands, 2007-now          
  • Research Professor, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, 2006-now
  • Visiting Professor, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, 2004-2006
  • (Senior) research leader, RAND Europe, Leiden, 2001-2006
  • (Senior) Consultant, Hague Consulting Group, The Hague, 1989-2001
  • Researcher, The Netherlands organisation for scientific research (NWO), employed at the Institute of Actuarial Science and Econometrics of the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 1986-1988

Education

  • PhD Econometrics, University of Amsterdam, 1989
  • MA Spatial Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1885

Professional Engagements

  • Winner of 1989 Neil Mansfield Memorial Prize for best paper by an author under 35 years at PTRC 1989 Meeting
  • Editorial advisory board of Transportation Research – A (Policy)
  • Editorial advisory board of the Journal of Choice Modelling
  • Editorial advisory board for Transportation
  • Editor-in-chief of Tijdschrift Vervoerswetenschap
  • Former director of Association of European Transport (AET) that organises the annual European Transport Conference
  • Refereed papers for various journals in transport, economics and regional science
  • Member of PhD committees at ceremonies in The Netherlands, UK, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark and France
  • Chairman for keynote plenary sessions at European Transport Conference 2007/2008/2009
  • Invited paper in Handbook of Transport Modelling (2000, 2008)
  • Invited paper in Handbook of Technology Management (2009)
  • Textbook on Modelling Freight Transport, with Lori Tavasszy (2014)

Research Projects and Experience

  • Transport models, econometric model estimation (including discrete choice models and discrete-continuous models, duration and stochastic frontier models), location models, cost-benefit and multi-criteria analysis methods, survey design (especially for stated preference surveys) 
  • Project manager of transport research projects for the European Commission, the UK Department for Transport, the French, Dutch, German, Danish and Israeli Ministries of Transport, the Swedish and Norwegian transport authorities, regional and local authorities, public transport authorities and public transport companies

Teaching

  • Guest lectures at Universities in The Netherlands, UK, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland and Italy
  • Invited lectures at postgraduate courses on transport modelling and on stated Preference methods
  • PhD supervision

Papers

Books

  • Tavasszy L; De Jong GC (2014) Modelling Freight Transport, Elsevier Insights Series, Elsevier.

Book Chapters

  • Grebe S; De Jong GC; Borremans D; Van Houwe P; Kienzler HP (2015) Redeveloping the Strategic Flemish Freight Transport Model, In: Clausen U; Friedrich H; Thaller C; Geiger C (Ed) Commercial Transport, Springer.
  • De Jong GC (2015) Freight demand, In: Nash C (Ed) Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Transport Economics and Policy, Handbooks of Research Methods and Applications, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp.212-234.
  • De Jong GC; Schroten A; van Essen H; Otten M; Bucci P (2010) The price sensitivity of road freight transport - a review of elasticities, In: van de Voorde E; Vanelslander T (Ed) Applied Transport Economics, A Management and Policy Perspective, De Boeck.
  • De Jong GC; Ben-Akiva ME (2010) Transportation and logistics in supply chains, The Handbook of Technology Management, .
  • Ben-Akiva M; De Jong G (2009) The Aggregate-Disaggregate-Aggregate (ADA) Freight Model System, In: Ben-Akiva; M; Meersman; H; Voorde VD; E (Ed) Recent Developments in Transport Modelling: Lessons for the Freight Sector, Elsevier, pp.117-134.
  • De Jong GC; van de Riet O; Walker W (2008) Drivers of freight transport demand and their policy implications, In: Perrels A; Lee-Gosselin M (Ed) Building blocks for sustainable development, Emerald.
  • de Jong G (2008) Value of freight travel-time savings, In: Hensher DA; Button KJ (Ed) Handbooks in Transport, Volume 1: Handbook of Transport Modelling, Elsevier, pp.649-663.
  • de Jong G (2005) Modelling European networks and forecasting traffic flows , In: Giorgi L; Klauzer L; Rahman A; Schmidt M (Ed) Towards a European transport policy information system, ETIS-LINK, Prague.
  • de Jong G; Gommers M; Klooster J (2000) Time valuation in freight transport: method and result, In: Ortuzar JDD (Ed) Stated Preference Modelling Techniques , PTRC Education and Research Services, London, pp.pp.1.
  • de Jong G; van der Loop JTA (1998) What is the best public transport system? An instrument to compare urban public transport systems using transportational, environmental and social criteria, In: Sucharow LJ; Bidini G (Ed) Urban Transport and the Environment for the 21st century III , Computational Mechanics Publications, Southampton, pp.pp.1.
  • de Jong G; Daly AJ; Gunn HF; Blom U (1998) Forecasting Car Occupancy: literature Review and Model Development, In: Ortúzar JD; Hensher D; Jara-Diaz S (Ed) Travel Behaviour Research: Updating the State of Play, Elsevier.
  • de Jong G; Gommers M (1994) Value-of-time in freight transport in The Netherlands from stated preference analysis, In: WCTR (Ed) Technological Innovation and Network Management, Selected Proceedings of the 6th WCTR, 4, Technological Innovation and Network Management, pp.2669-2692.
  • de Jong G; van der Waard J (1993) An integrated land-use transportation model using MEPLAN and the Dutch national model system, In: Leeuw AD; Priemus H (Ed) Bodenpolitik und Infrastruktur , The European Faculty of Land-use and Development, Peter Lang, Frankfurt a.M, pp.pp.1.

Reports

Conference Papers

Conference Presentations

  • Johnson DH; De Jong G (2011) Heterogeneous response to transport cost and time and model specification in freight mode and shipment size choice, Choice Modelling .
  • De Jong G; Daly AJ; Batley R; Ibáñez GC; De Bok M (2008) Welfare Measures In The Presence Of Income Effect., AET European Transport Conference .
  • de Jong G (2007) A model of mode and shipment size choice on the Swedish commodity flow survey, UTSG 2007 .
  • van der Loop JTA; de Jong G; Willigers J (2007) Evaluation of motor carrier safety inspection programs , WCTR 2007, Berkeley, California .
  • de Jong G; Daly AJ; Kroes EP; van der Hoorn A (2006) Using the logsum in project appraisal, 11th IATBR conference, Kyoto .
  • de Jong G; Ben-Akiva M; Florian M; Gronland SE; Van Der Voort MCM (2006) Specification of a logistics model for Norway and Sweden , TRB 85th Annual Meeting, Washington, D. C. 2006 .
  • de Jong G; Grol R; Walker W; Rahman AA (2006) Using a metamodel to analyse sustainable transport policies for Europe: The SUMMA project’s fast simple model, EURO XII conference, Iceland .
  • de Jong G; Rohling W (2006) The virtual case-studies for freight transport in POET, 2006 TRB 85th Annual Meeting, Washington, D. C. .
  • Daly AJ; de Jong G (2006) Errors in functions of the parameters of statistically estimated models, European Transport Conference, Strasbourg, 2006 .
  • Ngoduy D; Hoogendoorn SP; Van Zuylen HJ (2005) Modeling and Simulation of Multilane and Multi-class Traffic Flow at On- and Off-ramp., 5th Trennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis, Guadeloupe, 2005 .
  • de Jong G; Ben-Akiva M; Florian M; Gronland SE; Van Der Voort MCM (2005) Specification of a logistics model for Norway and Sweden, 2005 European Transport Conference, Strasbourg .
  • de Jong G (2005) Experimental economics, transport and logisitics, 2005 European Transport Conference, Strasbourg .
  • de Jong G; Gayda S; Papola A; Algers S; Hovi IB; Klinge L; Polak J; Froehlich P (2004) The EXPEDITE project: applying meta-models for passenger and freight transport in Europe, WCTR 2004, Istanbul .
  • de Jong G; Kroes EP; Plasmeijer R; Sanders P; Warffemius P (2004) The value of reliability, European Transport Conference, 2004, Strasbourg .
  • de Jong G; Van de Riet O (2004) Drivers of demand for passenger worldwide, European Transport Conference 2004, Strasbourg .
  • de Jong G; Eijkelenbergh P; Burgess A; Williams IN; Schade W; Christides P (2004) Linking European transport models, European Transport Conference 2004, Strasbourg .
  • de Jong G; Bakker S; Pieters M; Wortelboer- van Donselaar P (2004) New values of time and reliability in freight transport in the Netherlands, ETC 2004, Strasbourg .
  • de Jong G; Zondag B; Gunn HF (2003) Main outcomes of a new pan-European meta-model for freight and passenger transport (EXPEDITE), 7th NECTAR Conference, Umea, Sweden .
  • de Jong G (2003) Elasticities and policy impacts in freight transport in Europe, European Transport Conference 2003, Strasbourg 2003 .
  • de Jong G; Walker W (2003) RAND Europe's experience with freight transport models, Conference on national and international freight transport models, Elsinore, Denmark, 2003 .
  • de Jong G; Gunn HF (2003) A meta-model for passenger transport in Europe, European Transport Conference 2003, Strasbourg 2003 .
  • de Jong G; Shiftan Y; Ben-Akiva M; Proussaloglou K; Popuri Y; Kasturirangan K; Bekhor S (2003) Activity-based modelling as a tool for better understanding travel behavior, IATBR 2003 conference, Lucerne, Switzerland .
  • de Jong G; Gunn HF; Ben-Akiva M; Zondag B (2002) Approach, basic assumptions and some intermediate results for passenger transport in the EXPEDITE project, THINK-UP workshop 'Review of interzonal and national models runs', Kasteel Oud-Poelgeest, 2002 .
  • de Jong G; Gunn HF; Ben-Akiva M (2002) EXPEDITE: a meta-model integrating different models, SPOTLIGHTS Final Conference, Brussels, 2002 .
  • de Jong G; Zondag B (2002) Approach, basic assumptions and some intermediate results for freight transport in the EXPEDITE project, THINK-UP workshop 'Review of interzonal and national models runs', Kasteel Oud-Poelgeest, 2002 .
  • de Jong G; Vellay C; Houee M (2001) A joint SP/RP model of freight shipments from the region Nord-Pas-de Calais , Europan Transport Conference 2001, Cambridge .
  • de Jong G (2001) The Reference scenario and policy measures to be simulated in the EXPEDITE project, THINK-UP seminar on policy factors in strategic/network transport models and transport demand forecasts - in search of harmonisation, Brussels, 2001 .
  • de Jong G (2001) Modelling solutions available in EXPEDITE, THINK -UP workshop on integration of supply & demand factors and sensitivity of modal split in transport forecasting models, Rotterdam, 2001 .
  • de Jong G; Vellay C; Houee M (2001) Reference scenario and policy simulations in EXPEDITE, THINK-UP workshop on policy factors and mobility prediction: transport planning & modelling, Vienna 2001 .
  • de Jong G; Gunn HF (2001) Passenger market segmentation to be applied for the national model runs and the meta-model in EXPEDITE, THINK-UP work shop on cross-segmentation and trends in the passenger transport market, Naples .
  • de Jong G; Fox J; Vellay C (2001) Vehicle scrappage: literature and a new stated preference survey, European Transport Conference, Cambridge 2001 .
  • de Jong G; Cheung YHF (1999) Stochastic frontier models for public transport, 8th WCTR .
  • Ettema D; Daly AJ; de Jong G; Kroes EP (1997) Towards an Applied Activity Based Travel Demand Model, International Association for Travel Behaviour Research Conference, Austin, Texas .
  • Daly AJ; de Jong G; Brohm G (1990) Vervoerswijzekeuzemodellen met carpooling ( Mode Choice Models with Car-Pooling), Colloquim Vervoers- planologisch Speurwerk, Den Haag .

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