Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

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Valerio Benedetto

PhD Research Student

Phone: +44 (0)113 34 39829
Room: 8.242 Physics Research Deck
Email: tsvb@leeds.ac.uk_
Research Group: Economics and Appraisal, Economics and Appraisal

Education

  • 2012-present – PhD Research Student, The impacts of regulatory structures on the efficiency of European railway systems, University of Leeds, UK
  • 2010-2012 – MSc Economics, University of York, UK
  • 2007-2010 – Master Degree in Applied Economics and Economic Policies, University of Ferrara, Italy
  • 2004-2007 – Undergraduate Degree in Economics & Accounting, University of Bologna, Italy

Key Research Interests

  • Impacts of regulatory bodies' operations on efficiency and demand of European railway systems
  • Role and activities of regulatory bodies in European rail industry
  • Statistical and econometric analysis of railway data
  • Interdependencies between structure, competition and regulation in railways

Publications

  • Nash, C.A., Benedetto, V. and Smith, A.S.J. (2017), Rail Regulation. In: Cowie, J. and Ison, S. ed. The Routledge Handbook of Transport Economics. Routledge, Chapter 13.
  • Benedetto, V., A.S.J. Smith and C.A. Nash (2015), Rail regulation in Europe: an industry-based survey. In: Bert, N. and Kupfer, D. ed. Summary of the 4th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures. Florence School of Regulation, pp. 35-37. 
  • Benedetto, V., Smith, A.S.J. and Nash, C.A. (under review at Transport Policy), Evaluating the Roles and Powers of Rail Regulatory Bodies in Europe: A Survey-Based Approach.
  • Smith, A.S.J., Benedetto, V. and Nash, C.A. (forthcoming submission to Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice), The Impacts of Economic Regulation on the Efficiency of European Railway Systems.

Conference Papers and Presentations

  • Smith, A.S.J., Benedetto, V. and Nash, C.A. (30th August-3rd September 2015), The Impacts of Economic Regulation on the Efficiency of European Railway Systems, Thredbo 14 Conference - International Conference Series on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport, Santiago, Chile.
  • Benedetto, V., Smith, A.S.J. and Nash, C.A. (12th June 2015), Rail Regulation in Europe: An Industry-Based Survey, 4th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures, Florence School of Regulation, San Domenico di Fiesole (Florence), Italy.
  • Smith, A.S.J., Benedetto, V. and Nash, C.A. (21st May 2015), The Impacts of Economic Regulation on the Efficiency of European Railway Systems, Young Economists' Meeting, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.
  • Smith, A.S.J., Benedetto, V. and Nash, C.A. (27th March 2015), The Impacts of Economic Regulation on the Efficiency of European Railway Systems, 4th White Rose Doctoral Training Centre Economics Conference, University of Leeds, UK.

Invited Presentations

  • Presentation on results from questionnaire on European rail regulation (8th March 2016), Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), Economics Group Meeting, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Presentation on design of questionnaire on European rail regulation  (25th February 2015), Independent Regulators' Group - Rail (IRG), Charges Working Group Meeting, Paris, France.
  • Presentation on design of questionnaire on European rail regulation (17th September 2014), Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), Economics Group Meeting, Brussels, Belgium.

Teaching

Leeds University Business School

  • 2014/15 - Teaching Assistant, Global Economic Coordination and Governance (Undergraduate level) and Advanced Microeconomics (Undergraduate level)
  • 2013/14 - Teaching Assistant, Global Economic Coordination and Governance (Masters level) and Economic Theory and Applications 1 (Undergraduate level)
  • 2012/13 - Teaching Assistant, Industrial Economics (Undergraduate level)

Demonstrating

Institute for Transport Studies

  • 2014/15 - Demonstrator, Traffic Data Collection and Analysis (Masters level) and Traffic Management (Masters level)
  • 2013/14 - Demonstrator, Traffic Data Collection and Analysis (Masters level) and Traffic Management (Masters level)
  • 2012/13 - Demonstrator, Traffic Data Collection and Analysis (Masters level)


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