Joost Zuidberg

Joost Zuidberg is a senior researcher at SEO. He has over 10 years of experience with applied economic research in the aviation industry. Therefore, he has excellent knowledge of all the recent aviation-economic developments. Joost specialises in analysing aviation networks, benchmarking airport charges, the development of low-cost carrier networks, and the financial management of airlines and airports.

Joost leads research projects for public and private parties in the Netherlands and abroad. His clients include the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, the Province Flevoland, Airport Coordination Netherlands (ACNL), KLM, Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport, the European Commission, Ryanair, and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).

For a number of years, Joost has been responsible for the benchmark study of airport charges, in which the rates at Schiphol are compared to those of competing foreign airport, and he has been responsible for the Monitor Network Quality and State Guarantees, which compares (the development of) Schiphol’s aviation network with the networks of other global hub airport. These studies focus specifically on the role of Schiphol within the joint network of Air France-KLM. He has also led and performed studies on financial compensation in case of delays, the effects on prosperity of new air connections, and the impact of flight tax in the Netherlands, Ireland, and Germany. Recently, Joost has also been involved with financial analyses of airports and airlines in the Netherlands and abroad.

Joost has published his work in many international scientific journals, in particular on the development of low-cost carrier networks and the leading indicators for the profitability of airports and airlines. In addition, he regularly gives guest lectures both in the Netherlands and abroad.

Joost has a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy (RA) and he graduated as a social-cultural scientist at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2007, with a particular focus on qualitative econometric research.