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Eric Pels graduated in economics at the VU University Amsterdam in 1994. He worked as a junior researcher at the Economics and Social Institute in 1994, and as a junior researcher at the department of Spatial Economics. From 1996 to 2000, he worked as an assistant researcher at the department of Spatial Economics and the Tinbergen Institute. In that period, he finished his dissertation entitled "Airport economics and policy: efficiency, competition, and interaction with airlines". He currently has a post-doc position at the department of Spatial Economics.


Aviation economics, transport economics, transport and the environment


Bijdrage aan onderzoek luchthaventarieven Schiphol
Institutions in the U.S. aviation market
Congestion pricing at transport nodes
Civil Aviation Authority
Airport Cost function estimation
Airport Benchmarking Project

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Research Output 1996 2017

Public infrastructure and regional growth: Lessons from meta-analysis

Elburz, Z., Nijkamp, P. & Pels, A. J. H. 2017 In : Journal of Transport Geography. 58, January, p. 1-8

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

The User Costs of Air Travel Delay Variability

Koster, P. R., Pels, E. & Verhoef, E. T. 2016 In : Transportation Science. 50, 1, p. 120-131

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Cost-efficiency benchmarking of European air navigation service providers

Bilitkach, V., Gitto, S., Jovanovic, R., Mueller, J. & Pels, E. 2015 In : Transportation Research. Part A: Policy & Practice. 77, p. 50-60

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Comparative performance analysis of European airports by means of extended data envelopment analysis

Suzuki, S., Nijkamp, P., Pels, E. & Rietveld, P. 2014 In : Journal of Advanced Transportation. 48, 3, p. 185-202

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Product differentiation in aviation passenger markets: The impact of demand heterogeneity on competition

Behrens, C. L. 2013 Amsterdam: Tinbergen Institute. 161 p.

Research output: ScientificPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU

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