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Dr. Vincent A.C. van den Berg (1983) is an assistant professor at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and a fellow at the Tinbergen Institute.

He studied economics at the Utrecht University and attained his MSc (cum laude) in 2006 with a theoretical and empirical thesis on the determinants of defence spending. In 2011, he attained his PhD at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam on Congestion pricing with heterogeneous travellers.

In 2015 and 2016, he was ranked in the top 40 of Dutch economists on total publication score following the ESB. Since January 2017, he is member of the Editorial board of Transportation part B.


His research interests include tendering of infrastructure, policies to deal withcongestion and other externalities (with heterogeneous users), efficiency and equity aspects of externalities and its regulation, and the empirical analysis of travellers’ preferences and transport company behaviour.


He teaches courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level in microeconomics, macroeconomics, transport economics and applied empirical analysis.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

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