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Having lived in several countries (Azerbaijan, Portugal, Indonesia, Australia, Austria and the Netherlands) I have learnt how to cope with and quickly adapt to new situations. Besides this, it has taught me how to work and communicate effectively with people from all cultures and backgrounds. I am an active, friendly and enthusiastic PhD student at the Spatial Economics department of Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam. After finishing my Bachelor in Economics at Tilburg University I pursued my passion for international trade at Erasmus University, Rotterdam and specialised further in Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics with my second master at the VU Amsterdam.


Following up on my MSc in Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics (STREEM), I jumped at the opportunity to pursue a fascinating PhD topic investigating the spatial economic implications of autonomous vehicles. What drew me to this topic is the current relevance of the innovation and the link between mobility systems and the urban economic structure. Together with Prof. Jos van Ommeren and Assoc Prof. Hans Koster, we are studying what will happen to the location decisions of firms and households, how this will influence household sorting and agglomeration economies and consider the impact on parking demand and land use.


Structural policy (Minor Economics, BSc), Empirical transport economics and Transport Economics (STREEM, MSc), Procurement and Supply Management (International Business Admin, BSc)

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  • HB Economic Theory
  • Urban
  • Transport
  • Autonomous Vehicles

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car ownership Earth & Environmental Sciences
parking Earth & Environmental Sciences
costs Social Sciences
cost Earth & Environmental Sciences
city center Social Sciences
automobile Earth & Environmental Sciences
Parking Business & Economics
resident Social Sciences

Research Output 2017 2019

  • 1 Article
  • 1 Online publication or Website
  • 1 Working paper

Residential parking costs and car ownership: Implications for parking policy and automated vehicles

Ostermeijer, F., Koster, H. RA. & van Ommeren, J., 1 Jul 2019, In : Regional Science and Urban Economics. 77, p. 276-288 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

car ownership
city center

Residential parking costs and car ownership: Implications for parking policy and automated vehicles

Ostermeijer, F. J., Koster, H. R. A. & van Ommeren, J., 2019, 020/VIII ed., Amsterdam: Tinbergen Institute, 40 p. (TI Discussion Paper Series; vol. 2019, no. 020/VIII).

Research output: Working paperAcademic

The mixed effects of mixed land use: Impacts on firms in urban areas

Ostermeijer, F. J., 2017

Research output: Online publication or Non-textual formOnline publication or WebsiteProfessional

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