Dr Thijs Dekker

Dr Thijs Dekker


Employment history

  • 2014-present - Lecturer in Transport Economics, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds.
  • 2013-2014 - Postdoctoral researcher, Delft University of Technology.
  • 2012-2013 - Research Fellow, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds.


  • Deputy research group leader (Choice Modelling) - Institute for Transport Studies
  • Assessment Lead - Institute for Transport Studies

Research interests

Key Research Interests

  • Advanced discrete choice models
  • Applied (Bayesian) econometrics
  • Transport and the environment
  • Travel demand and travel behaviour research 
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  • PhD in Economics, VU University Amsterdam, 2012
  • MsC in Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2006 (with highest honour)
  • BsC in Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2005

Research groups and institutes

  • Choice Modelling

Current postgraduate researchers

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