Alumna Samira Marx Pinheiro wins Voorhees-Large Prize, March 2018
Samira Marx Pinheiro has won the 2017 Voorhees-Large Prize for her University of Leeds Transport Economics Masters dissertation.
Congratulations to Samira Marx Pinheiro who won the 2017 Voorhees-Large Prize for her University of Leeds Transport Economics Masters dissertation ‘Estimating fare elasticities in rail demand in Great Britain using Bayesian inference’. The Voorhees-Large Prize, which is worth £500, is awarded by the Brian Large Bursary Fund in memory of Alan M Voorhees and Brian Large, for the best dissertation submitted by a UK resident studying for a Transport Masters. It will be presented at the PTRC Transport Practitioners Awards Dinner, in Oxford in July. Samira’s professional career started at the Minas Gerais' State Secretariat of Transportation and Public Works where she worked on transport infrastructure regulation and transport services. By 2015, she was the Chief-Advisor of Planning, a post she left in 2016 to start her MSc Transport Economics at the Institute for Transport Studies, Leeds. Samira is now the Director of Concessions in the Minas Gerais' State Secretariat of Transportation and Public Works, responsible for the regulation of PPPs and other long-term public contracts in the transport sector. Read more.