Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

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Professor Gerard de Jong

Research Professor

Room: 1.12
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


  • 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


  • 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



  • 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.


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