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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January 12, 2017:

With TRB now finished, our group's next stop is CTRF in Winnipeg, Manitoba, from May 28-31, 2017. Paper details to come!

November 2, 2016:

Our group is making three presentations at the 2017 TRB Annual Meeting. Catch our papers in these sessions: Advancing Transportation Infrastructure Development: Funding and Delivery Approaches on Monday January 9th, between 8:00 AM- 9:45 AM; Risk and Reliability in Freight Transport Networks on Monday January 9th, between 3:45 PM- 5:30 PM; and Current Research in International Trade on Wednesday January 11th, between 8:00 AM- 9:45 AM. Please contact me for further details!

August 12, 2016:

My next presentation is at the conference, "Creating Confidence: Resilience of Supply Chains", being held October 24-25th, 2016, at Carleton University, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Please contact me for further details!