Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

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Dr Manuel Ojeda Cabral

Research Fellow in Transport Economics & Appraisal

Phone: +44 (0)113 34 31795
Room: LG.06
Research Group: Economics and Appraisal

Key Research Interests

  • Microeconomics
  • Choice modelling
  • Stated Preferences experiments
  • Individuals' valuation of non-market goods, especially valuation of travel time and travel time reliability
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis

Employment History

  • 2015-present:Research Fellow, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • 2012-2014: Research & Teaching Assistant, Leeds University Business School and Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • 2010: Research Assistant, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria


  • PhD, "The value of travel time changes: theoretical and empirical issues", University of Leeds, 2014
  • MA in Transport Economics, University of Leeds, 2011 
  • BSc in Economics, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 2009
  • NETiRAIL-INFRA: Needs Tailored Interoperable Railway
  • Disruptions
  • DECISIONS project
  • The UK Value of Travel Time and Reliability Study, commissioned by the Department for Transport
  • Transtools 3
  • AERO-AVE, Air-High Speed Rail integration in Spain
  • Transport Investment Appraisal
  • Stated Preferences Methods  
  • Microeconomics and Econometrics (Undergraduate and Master)


Conference Presentations

  • Ojeda Cabral MA; Zheng J; Hess S; Dekker T (2016) Making choices: status quo versus trade-offs, hEART Symposium .
  • Ojeda-Cabral M; Batley RP; Hess S (2015) Understanding individuals' valuations of travel time: the role of stated choice design variables, 14th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research, Windsor. .
  • Ojeda Cabral MA; Batley RP; Hess S (2014) A comparison of the national value of time studies in the UK and Denmark, ITEA Khumo Nectar .
  • Ojeda Cabral MA (2014) The limitations of stated choice designs to inform on the distributions of the value of a good, hEART Conference .
  • Ojeda Cabral M; Batley RP; Hess S (2013) The Value of Travel Time Changes and Three Key Sources of Variation, International Conference on Uncertainties in Transport Infrastructure Evaluation, Copenhagen .

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