Economics and pricing

The use of economic policy instruments to influence traffic and transport behaviour is gaining in importance.  Our work focuses on efficiency of all transport modes. The latest developments in economic theory in this field are applied to assess traffic and transport policy on the Flemish, Belgian and European level.  A solid knowledge of numerical equilibrium-models is our basis when computing the welfare costs of transport measures.

recent projects

Train Scheduling: The GameOptimisation of train scheduling in a pc simulation game environment
Second-Hand-Car Market European survey on the second-hand-car market
Second-Hand-Car Market European survey on the second-hand-car market
ToPDAdTool-supported policy-development for regional adaptation strategies
ACCHANGEAccelerating change of air traffic management by regional forerunners
The Canal Bossuit-Kortrijk Upgrade of the canal Bossuit-Kortrijk for class Va ships
HIGH-TOOLHigh-level strategic transport model
Internalisation of External Costs of Transport in Flanders Update 2016
 Basic Accessibility to Flemish Urban and Regional Transport Substantiation and funding of the core network and broader market functioning of the supplementary network
MIRA External CostsInternalization of external costs in Flanders
Mobility AcademyCooperation TML - the Vlaamse Stichting Verkeerskunde
Renewable Fuels for AviationCoordination of renewable fuel stakeholders' strategy in the field of aviation
Burden of Taxation on TransportCase study analysis of the burden of taxation and charges on transport
CIVITAS PORTISDemonstration of innovative sustainable mobility measures in European cities
I-C-EUImpact of Transport Infrastructure on the International Competitiveness of Europe
COMPAIRCOMPetition for AIR traffic management
Passenger Mobility and Road Traffic StatisticsEuropean project on harmonized passenger road mobility statistics
Road PricingRoad pricing analysis of trucks in Flanders
Understanding the Second-Hand Car Market in the EUAnalysis of the pricing mechanisms and the trade patterns of second-hand cars and light commercial vehicles
Job Creation Potential of CyclingA study on job creation in the European cycling sector
Development of a Transport ModelDevelopment of a combined traffic engineering – transport economic model
NEUJOBSEmployment 2025: How multiple transitions will affect the European labour market
IceWinEconomic effects of transport interruptions due to ice winters in the Baltic Sea
GRACEGeneralization of Research on Accounts and Cost Estimation
FUNDINGScientific research on the funding possibilities for large transport infrastructure investments in the EU
ETISplusEuropean Transport Policy Information System: development and implementation of a data collection method for EU transport modelling
Trade Facilitation ImpactImproving the efficiency of importing and exporting containers by using an advanced electronic system
LGV in the Road Transport MarketLight Goods Vehicles in the Road Transport Market of the European Union
European Road Safety Action Program (ERSAP)Preparation of the European Road Safety Action Program 2011-2020
Shifting from Labour Taxation to Road Pricing Effects of potential scenarios for greener fiscal policy, more specifically through road pricing for passenger cars
Electrification Status of Passenger Cars Assessing the status of electrification of passenger cars and potential future implications for the environment and the European energy system
The Cost of Non-Schengen The direct effects of disbanding the Schengen Area on road transport
Level Playing Field for Freight Transport in BelgiumEffects of a continuation of the rail transport subsidy on freight markets and the level playing field for freight transport in Belgium
INTUITInteractive Toolset for Understanding Trade-offs in ATM Performance
Impact of the Belgian Truck Kilometre Charge on the Food IndustryEstimate of direct cost increase and economic impact using two scenarios
GhG-TransPoRDReducing greenhouse-gas emissions (GHG) of transport beyond 2020
CIVITAS SATELLITECoordination of research and innovation in the framework of CIVITAS 2020
Parking Study for the City of Antwerp Revision of the current parking policy plan
Cycling in Brussels: Does It Pay Off?Estimation of the direct and indirect impacts with a modal share of 20% cyclists
Potential of EV in the Government FleetPotential, and economic and environmental impact of the replacement of conventional vehicles within the fleet of the Flemish government
CO2 in TransportWelfare costs of measures for the reduction of CO2-emissions in transport
Company CarsEstimating the impact of company cars on congestion and emissions
Impact of the 2004 enlargement on the European transport sectorStudy on the impact of the 2004 enlargement of the European Union on the transport sector
Cost of MobilityCost analysis of driving a car and make proposals as to how the industry could best address these issues
ASSESSAssessment of the contribution of the TEN and other transport policy measures to the mid-term implementation of the White Paper on the European Transport Policy for 2010
Impact Assessment of Internalisation in TransportInventorying measures for internalising external costs in all modes of transport
EcoscoreAnalysis of the planned Flemish reform of the circulation taxes
An Integrated Electricity Market ModelDevelopment of an integrated electricity market model for Western Europe
External costs road transportEstimation of the external costs of emissions, congestion, noise and safety for road transport in Flanders , 1990-2002.
Transport ElasticitiesEstimation of price elasticities for transport in Flanders
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Quantitative analysis of EU greenhouse gas reduction objective and proposed policy measures in the transport sector
ETS Flemish PortsThe implementation of international transport in the European emission trading scheme: 'completing modalities from the perspective of Flemish ports'
External Costs of Maritime TransportEvaluation of the consequences of the revised MARPOL Annex VI in 2015
Dynamic Modelling and PricingEffects of pricing on congestion with the bottleneck model and the LWR model
ISEEMIntegrated spatial-economic-ecological model development and implementation for Belgium
The Federal Government as "Launching Customer" of Electric MobilityRoadmap for the transition of the federal government fleet and the fleets of autonomous public enterprises to electric mobility
ISEEM BeneluxIntegrated spatial-economic model Benelux
Environmental Objectives for Brussels Vehicle FleetsDetermination of environmental objectives for fleet owners based on the analysis of some Brussels vehicle fleets and the best available technologies
Energy and emission reductions in BrusselsTML built a transparent transport simulation model for the BIM-IBGE
Value Determination of a Local Development Fund in DesselCalculation of a compensation fund for discomfort caused by the construction of a nuclear waste facility in Dessel
Affordable and Profitable Taxis in BrusselsResearch on the current tariff structure in Brussels
SUST-RUSSpatial-economic-ecological model for the assessment of the Russian Federation's sustainability policies
RAEMDevelopment of the new version of the Spatial Computable General Equilibrium (SCGE) model RAEM for the Netherlands
Market-Based Instruments for Reducing Air PollutionAssessment of policy options to reduce air pollution from shipping
SUSTAPARKOptimising price and location of parking in cities under a sustainability constraint
The Economic Benefits of Environmental PolicyThe role of environmental policy measures in the EU's economic development
Real World Consumer BehaviourReal consumer behaviour relating to the purchase of environmentally preferable goods
Rebound Effectscalculation of the indirect or second order effects of environmental policies
TRENENReforming transport taxes. Comparing existing transport taxes and charges with an optimal pricing benchmark for Germany, France, United Kingdom, Finland and the Netherlands.
Impact EU ITS DirectiveThe impact of investments in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in Belgium
Economic Effects of VAT on Passenger TransportEffects of different VAT regimes in the 28 EU states on the passenger transport market
Network Design ProblemNetwork Design Problem for Oslo greater area
The Implementation of Kilometre Charging and a Vignette in BelgiumKilometre charging for trucks and an electronic road vignette for light vehicles in the Flemish, Brussels, and Walloon Region