Christiaan Behrens

Christiaan Behrens is senior project manager at SEO Amsterdam Economics and is specialised in aviation and competition economics. He also holds a professorship at Nyenrode Business Universiteit. Christiaan has over fifteen years of experience in quantitative and qualitative research in the areas of competition economics, marketing, and consumer behaviour. Christiaan uses this experience at SEO to analyse a variety of economic questions, such as the definition of the relevant market, quantifying market power and abuse thereof, the quantification of economic damage, and the economic conduct in aviation markets.

Christiaan joined SEO Amsterdam Economics in early 2017. He is an experienced researcher and project leader in the Competition, Aviation & Innovation team of SEO and is responsible for several large-scale competition cases and aviation studies. Examples include determining economic damage due to the abuse of market power and identifying the economic consequences of tenders in various sectors. His research often involves innovative markets, products, or services, such as the platform economy.

He regularly publishes in scientific journals and professional literature on transport economics, with a focus on aviation topics. For example, he has published papers on the relevant market for airports in Europe, competition between high-speed trains and airlines, and the effect of (national) loyalty on competition in the aviation industry. He is affiliated with the Vrije Universiteit, department of Spatial Economics, as visiting fellow and teaches microeconomics, public sector economics, and transport economics.

In his dissertation he studies the relationship between competition, marketing, and consumer behaviour in the transport sector. He is specialised in analysing and quantifying the competition in imperfect markets using various advanced econometric tools.

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