Martin Adler

Martin Adler is a senior researcher at SEO. He has more than a decade of experience with applied economics research. Martin is an expert in transport and urban economics and specializes in calculations of optimal investments in infrastructure and services, calculation of external costs and  abatement strategies as well as the interplay between mobility and the built environment. He is familiar with the recent developments in new mobility and urban renewal in the local, national and international context.

Martin has worked for the private and public sector. For example, he was responsible for estimating regional market access benefits from road infrastructure investments in terms of GDP and employment for the EU28 commissioned by the OECD and the European Commission. Additionally, he had provided research and expert advice to the European Parliament, the Federal Statistical Office Switzerland, the Dutch Interior Ministry, the South Korean Ministry of Transportation, Rijkswaterstaat and international companies such as Dropbox and Nissan. Examples of the scope of  Martin’s work include forecasting the economic impacts of autonomous vehicles until the year 2050, and supporting urban renewal projects through on-site consumer market surveys and executive level strategic advice.

Martin Adler has a PhD in transport and urban economics from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He regularly publishes in peer reviewed scientific journals and contributes to the public debate through newspaper articles and podcasts. Martin has been awarded for his scientific contributions by the German Forum of Regional Science and Economics and the International Transport Economics Association.


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