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1985 …2018
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Carl Koopmans is Professor of Policy Evaluation at VU University Amsterdam. He is also Research Director at SEO Economic Research in Amsterdam. He specialises in social cost-benefit analyses (SCBA) and is one of the Netherlands' leading experts in this field. He is co-author of the Netherlands SCBA guidelines for new infrastructure. Carl also makes use of SCBA in other policy areas: for example, he carried out research into the costs of power failures and the benefits of environmental policy, and analysed road pricing and the housing market.

Koopmans was Director of the Netherlands Institute for Transport Policy Analysis (KiM) from 2006 to 2009. He was previously the head of the Transport and Energy departments at CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis. Before that, he was project coordinator for the Scientific Council for Government Policy, where he carried out research into energy, environment and decision-making in large infrastructure projects. Carl previously worked for the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning & the Environment and for SEO Economic Research, where he was awarded his PhD for a thesis on informal labour in 1989. He studied econometrics at Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

Research

Policy evaluation, Cost-benefit analysis, Transport economics, Energy economics

Teaching

Public sector economics, applied spatial economics, cost-benefit analysis

Ancillary activities

  • SEO Economisch Onderzoek | Amsterdam | Unknown | 2014-01-02 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

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Selected Research Output 1985 2018

Assessing the full effects of public investment in space

Clark, J., Koopmans, C. C., Hof, B., Knee, P., Lieshout, R., Simmonds, P. & Wokke, F., 2014, In : Space Policy. 30, 3A, p. 121-134

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

public investment
evaluation
recommendations
bottom-up approach
sectors

Bread or games? A social cost-benefit analysis of the World Cup bid of the Netherlands and the winning Russian bid

de Nooij, M., van den Berg, M. & Koopmans, C. C., 2013, In : Journal of Sports Economics. 14, 5, p. 521-545

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Bread
Cost-benefit analysis
Mega-events
Bid
The Netherlands

Measuring Generalised Transport Costs as an Indicator of Accessibility Changes over Time

Koopmans, C. C., Groot, W., Warffemius, P., Annema, J. A. & Hoogendoorn-Lanser, S., 2013, In : Transport Policy. 29, September, p. 154-159 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

accessibility
train
costs
cost
Costs

An accessibility approach to railways and municipal population growth, 1840-1930

Koopmans, C. C., Rietveld, P. & Huijg, A., 2012, In : Journal of Transport Geography. 25, p. 98-104 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

railway
population growth
accessibility
Rails
German Federal Railways

Prediction of travel time variability for cost-benefit analysis

Peer, S., Koopmans, C. C. & Verhoef, E. T., 2012, In : Transportation Research. Part A: Policy & Practice. 46, 1, p. 79-90

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Cost benefit analysis
cost-benefit analysis
Travel time
travel
traffic

SCGE modelling in cost-benefit analysis: The Dutch experience

Koopmans, C. C. & Oosterhaven, J. A., 2011, In : Research in Transportation Economics. 31, 1, p. 29-36

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Activities 2010 2018

  • 6 Lecture / Presentation
  • 3 Membership

Commissie Beleidsevaluatie van het Ministerie van Financiën (External organisation)

C.C. Koopmans (Member)
Sep 2018 → …

Activity: MembershipSocietal

Monitorcommissie van het Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaatbeleid (External organisation)

C.C. Koopmans (Member)
Nov 2018 → …

Activity: MembershipSocietal

Keynote over een luchthaven aan zee

C.C. Koopmans (Speaker)
28 May 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional

Inleiding over MKBA in transitie

C.C. Koopmans (Speaker)
15 Nov 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional

Press / Media

Leren kijken door MKBA bril

C.C. Koopmans

24/10/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

De maatschappelijke kosten en baten van een luchthaven in zee moeten in beeld komen

C.C. Koopmans, R. Lieshout & B ter Weel

28/04/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

De maatschappelijke kosten en baten van een luchthaven in zee moeten in beeld komen

C.C. Koopmans, R. Lieshout & B. ter Weel

18/04/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Vraagtekens Duinpolderweg

C.C. Koopmans

4/04/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment