Piet Rietveld

Pieter (Piet) Rietveld (15 December 1952 – 1 November 2013) was a Dutch economist and Professor in Transport Economics at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, and a fellow at the Tinbergen Institute.[1] He was among the top researchers in economic geography[2] according to IDEAS/RePEc.


Born in Berkel en Rodenrijs in 1952,[3] Rietveld studied econometrics at Erasmus University, Rotterdam and received his PhD in economics at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam[4] in 1980 with a thesis entitled "Multiple objective decision methods and regional planning."

Rietveld had started his academic career at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria, and was research co-ordinator at Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana in Salatiga, Indonesia. In 1990 he was appointed Professor in Transport Economics at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.[4]


Rietveld's research was focussed on transport and regional development; valuing the quality of transport services; the economics of public transport; modelling land use; and methods for policy analysis. Rietveld regularly appeared in the media.[5][6]


Rietveld has authored and co-authored numerous publications his fields of expertise.[7][8][9] Books, a selection:

Articles, a selection:


  1. "In memoriam Piet Rietveld - Tinbergen". Tinbergen.nl. Retrieved 2013-11-02.
  2. top researchers in economic geography according to RePEc
  3. Who's who in Economics, 4th edition, Mark Blaug & Howard Vane, editors, pp 692-4
  4. 1 2 R.J.G.M. Florax, Peter Nijkamp, Kenneth George Willis (2002) Comparative Environmental Economic Assessment. p. xx
  5. Volkskrant, Nov 30, 2006
  6. Volkskrant, Dec 10, 2007
  7. List of publications at National Library of the Netherlands.
  8. Google Scholar
  9. Scopus lists more than 150 journal articles, over 1100 citations, and an h-index of 18.

External links

This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 11/14/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.