My research program focuses on transportation and economics. Broad research interests include: the interaction between transportation and economics, trade, energy, transportation network resiliency/criticality/robustness/vulnerability, risk, dangerous goods movement, transport economics, and transport project and policy evaluation.

Recently I have been studying the Spatial Economic and Transport Interaction (SETI) process in the context of globalization. In an increasingly globalized world, there is a need to understand:
1) what new demands from economic activities tied to global networks will be placed on Canada’s transportation infrastructure; and
2) what investments will maximize the capacity, reliability, and resiliency of the Canadian transportation network to enhance the vitality of Canada’s economy.

Tacking these interdisciplinary problems requires a breadth of methodological approaches. My research group employs methods from both engineering and economics including: Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models, Input-Output (IO) analysis, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Random Utility Models (RUMs), Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA), travel demand modeling, microscopic traffic simulation, and optimization.

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September 16, 2019:

Congratulations to Joe Cai for completing his Master of Applied Science(MASc)! Joe presented his MASc thesis, "Comparing the Safety and Mobility Benefits of Alternative Winter Road Maintenance Standards".

Joe MASc

Congratulations Joe!