Carl Koopmans is Research Director at SEO Amsterdam Economics and Professor of Economics at VU University Amsterdam. Carl, specialised in social cost-benefit analyses (SCBA), is one of the Netherlands’ leading experts in this field.
He is co-author of several Dutch SCBA guidelines. Carl makes use of his SCBA knowledge in many policy areas: for example, he carried out research into the costs of power failures and the benefits of the World Cup Football, and analysed road pricing and the housing market. He also carried out impact analysis in many fields.
Carl joined SEO Amsterdam Economics in 2002. He was Director of the Netherlands Institute for Transport Policy Analysis (KiM) from 2006 to 2007 and professor at the University of Amsterdam from 2002 to 2009. He was previously Head of the Transport and Energy departments at the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, and project coordinator for the Scientific Council for Government Policy, where he carried out research into energy, environment and decision-making in large infrastructure projects. Carl was awarded his PhD for a thesis on informal labour in 1989. He studied econometrics at Erasmus University Rotterdam.