Gerben de Jong

Gerben de Jong holds a doctorate in (business) economics and is up-to-date with the latest scientific insights in the areas of economics and business administration. At SEO he uses this knowledge to analyse complex economic issues and translate them into directly applicable insights for clients in the public and private sector.

His expertise lies in the fields of competition, regulation, innovation, sustainability, transportation and economic opportunities. In this broad field, he has been involved in analysing competition cases for regulators and law firms, as well as in policy evaluations for various Dutch ministries and other governmental bodies. In addition, Gerben is active with a scientific line of research into the organisation of aviation markets taking into account the behaviour of travellers and airlines and (conflicting) economic, ecological and political interests.

In his research, Gerben often makes use of quantitative methods. He likes to work with large datasets and novel econometric models. He also has extensive experience in collecting data by means of, among others, controlled experiments, (dynamic) questionnaires and web scraping.

In addition to his work at SEO, Gerben is affiliated with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where he obtained his PhD in 2019. In 2020 Gerben won a prestigious NWO Rubicon grant for his research into local climate policy for aviation. For this research he is currently seconded to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the current year.

If you would like to know what Gerben could do for your organisation, please feel free to contact him directly at:

+31 (0)20 525 1642