Theodore Tsekeris
Theodore Tsekeris
Senior Research Fellow

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Transport Economics and Spatial Development
Industrial Organization of Transport, Maritime and Logistics Markets, Urban and Regional Economics, Network Economics and Equilibrium Models, Applied Econometrics and Computational Economics
Competition, Pricing and Investment in Transport and Regional Development

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Curriculum Vitae

Academic Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Transportation, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece (2004).

  • M.Sc. and Diploma in Transportation, Imperial College, University of London, U.K. (1998).

  • B.Eng. (Honours) in Civil Engineering, City University London, U.K. (1997).

Professional Experience

  • Senior Research Fellow in Transportation Economics, Centre for Planning and Economic Research (KEPE), Athens, Greece (since March 2006).

  • Extraordinary Professor, School of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa (since January 2016).

  • Academic Visitor, Urban Transport Systems Laboratory, School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland (September 2010-January 2011).

  • Visiting Lecturer in the Postgraduate Program “Organizational and Economic Psychology”, Panteion University of Athens (acad. year 2008-2010).

  • Adjunct Lecturer in Transportation Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly (acad. year 2008-2009).

  • Senior Research Associate, Dept. Transportation Planning and Engineering, NTUA, Greece (since March 2006; Senior Researcher between June 2004 – February 2006).

  • Research Assistant Specialist, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California at Berkeley, CA (October 2002 – March 2003).

Publications & Research Output

Refereed Articles in Journals

Selected Contributions in Collective Volumes

 Books, Monographs in KEPE 

  • Transport and Economy Contribution, Trends and Prospects in Greece with Emphasis on Surface Transport. (2010). Reports Series, 63, Athens: KEPE (Co-authored with E. Tsouma.)

     

  • Travel Consumption and Market Competition in Greece. (2010). Studies Series, 70. Athens: KEPE.

     

Collective Books and Book Chapters in KEPE

  • Air Transport”. (2011) In: Market Conditions and Competition in the Greek Economy, Ch. 19, Part Β: Energy, Trade, Construction, Transport, Edited by C. Kanellopoulos, Reports Series, 67, Athens: KEPE, 363-387 (Co-authored with K. Vogiatzoglou).

     

  • Road Freight Transport”. (2011) In: Market Conditions and Competition in the Greek Economy, Ch. 17, Part Β: Energy, Trade, Construction, Transport, Edited by C. Kanellopoulos, Reports Series, 67, Athens: KEPE, 306-325 (Co-authored with K. Vogiatzoglou).

     

Other Books, Monographs

  • Analysis of Reliability and Degradation of Dynamically Estimated Origin-Destination Matrices in Large-Scale Transportation Networks.[In Greek: Ανάλυση της Αξιοπιστίας – Αλλοίωσης των Δυναμικά Εκτιμώμενων Μητρώων Προέλευσης–Προορισμού σε Εκτεταμένα Δίκτυα Μεταφορών.] (2004). Ph.D. dissertation. National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

  • Dynamic Analysis of Land Use Effects on Travel Demand in London between 1971-1991. (1998). Master’s thesis. Imperial College, University of London, U.K.

Contributions in KEPE Collaborations regarding Development Plans and related projects

  • Estimation of the Distribution of Revenues from Incoming Tourism, with respect to the part remaining in the country and that leaking abroad. (2015). The study was coordinated by Dr. T. Tsekeris. Athens: Institute of SETE.

  • The Growth Vision of Greece for 2020. (2014). The study was coordinated by Dr. E. Athanassiou, Dr. T. Tsekeris, and Dr. A. Tsouma, Athens: Ministry of Development and Competitiveness.

  • Illicit Tobacco Trade in Greece. (2013). The study was coordinated by Dr. N. Georgikopoulos, Athens.

  • Investment Opportunities in Greece: The Path to Recovery and Sustainable Growth. (2013). Author of the chapter "Investments in Transport, Maritime and Infrastructure". The study was coordinated by Dr. N. Georgikopoulos, Athens: Prime Minister Office.

  • General Government Spending Review Programmes. (2012). Author of the chapter "Local Government Organizations and Ministry of Interior". The study was coordinated by Dr. Y. Monogios, Athens: Ministry of Finance.

  • Investment Opportunities in Greece. (2011). Author of the chapter “Transport, Maritime and Infrastructure”. The study was coordinated by Dr. N. Georgikopoulos, Athens: Ministry of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping.

  • Size of Competition in the Greek Economy [In Greek: Έκταση του Ανταγωνισμού στην Ελληνική Οικονομία.] (2010). Author of the chaptersRoad Freight Transport” and Air Transport” (Co-authored with K. Vogiatzoglou). The study was coordinated by Dr. C. Kanellopoulos, Athens: Ministry of Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping.

  • The Regional Dimension of the National Strategic Reference Framework. [In Greek: H Περιφερειακή Διάσταση του Εθνικού Στρατηγικού Πλαισίου Αναφοράς.] (2010). Author of the chapters “Accessibility Improvement” and “Digital Convergence”. The study was coordinated by Dr. P. Prodromidis, Athens: Ministry of Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping.

  • Shipping – Transport: Sectoral Contribution to the Greek Economy and Medium-Term Prospects. [In Greek: Ναυτιλία – Μεταφορές: Η Συμβολή του Τομέα στην Ελληνική Οικονομία, Μεσοπρόθεσμες Προοπτικές.] (2008). Author of the chapters “Introduction” (Co-authored with S. Spathi), “The sectoral contribution to the Greek economy” (Co-authored withS. Spathi), “Road Transport” (Co-authored with K. Vogiatzoglou), “Air Transport” (Co-authored with S. Spathi and K. Vogiatzoglou), and sections “Conclusions and prospects for the sectoral contribution to the Greek economy” (Co-authored withS. Spathi), “Conclusions and prospects for the maritime sector” (Co-authored with S. Spathi, S. Karagiannis and N. Georgikopoulos), “Conclusions and prospects for the road transport sector”, “Conclusions and prospects for the air transport sector” (Co-authored withS. Spathi). The study was coordinated by S. Spathi. Athens: Greek Ministry of Economy and Finance.

  • Study for the Determinant Factors of Import and Export Trade Performances of Greece: Econometric Analysis. [In Greek: Μελέτη για τους Προσδιοριστικούς Παράγοντες των Εμπορευματικών Εισαγωγικών και Εξαγωγικών Επιδόσεων της Χώρας: Οικονομετρική Ανάλυση.] (2007). Author of the chapters “Descriptive data analysis” (co-authored with E. Tsouma) and “Econometric analysis and estimations” (co-authored with E. Tsouma). The study was coordinated by Dr. S. Savva-Balfoussias. Athens: Greek Ministry of Economy and Finance.

 Editor

Scholarly Publications in Greek Journals

Selected Discussion Papers

Other articles in Scientific Journals

  • "Factor model forecasts for the short-term prospects in GDP." (2013-2019). Greek Economic Outlook, No. 20-40. (Co-authored with E. Athanassiou and E. Tsouma).

  • "Transport services balance: Analysis by mode of transport." (2016). Greek Economic Outlook, No. 31.

  • "Natural gas networks and market: developments and prospects." (2016). Greek Economic Outlook, No. 29, 47-51. (Co-authored with V. Lychnaras).

  • "The significance of the tourism sector on the Greek economy." (2015), Greek Economy, No. 23, 34-41.

  • "Foreign direct investment in transport." (2015). Greek Economic Outlook, No. 27, 36-39.

  • "International trade indicators and seaport investments: The case of Piraeus/COSCO." (2014). Greek Economy, No. 4, 15-22.

  • "Developments in the national road freight transport." (2014). Greek Economic Outlook, No. 23, 53-55.

  • "Foreign cargo transport through the Greek seaports." (2013). Greek Economic Outlook, No. 22, 41-43.

  • "External trade indexes per transport mode." (2013). Greek Economic Outlook, No. 21, 53-54.

  • "Demand and public spending for public service obligations for coastal shipping in the Aegean Sea." (2012). Greek Economic Outlook, No. 18, 50-52.

  • "Air freight transport: trends and prospects." (2011). Greek Economic Outlook, No. 16, 40-42.

     

Selected Presentations - Publications in International Conference Proceedings

  • “Optimal city zoning and network structure using macroscopic traffic modeling.” (2011). In: Proceedings of the Kuhmo-Nectar Conference on Transportation Economics, International Transportation Economics Association, Stockholm, Sweden. (Co-authoredwithN. Geroliminis.)

  • “Benchmarking and explaining the efficiency of container ports in South-Eastern Europe.” (2011). In: Proceedings of the European Conference on Shipping Intermodalism and Ports ECONSHIP 2011, International Association of Maritime Economists, University of Aegean, Chios. (Co-authoredwithS. Niavis.)

  • “Disaggregate analysis of gasoline consumption demand in Greece.” (2010). In Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Transportation Research in Greece, Hellenic Institute of Transport, Volos.

  • “Greek airports: Efficiency measurement and analysis of determinants.” (2010). Εις: Proceedings ofthe 5thInternational Congress on Transportation Research in Greece, Hellenic Institute of Transport, Volos.

  • “Multi-regional agent-based modeling of household and firm location choices with endogenous transport costs.” (2010). In Proceedings of the 50th Anniversary European Congress of the Regional Science Association International, European Regional Science Association, Jönköping, Sweden. (Co-authored with K. Vogiatzoglou and S. Bekiros).

  • “Airport efficiency and public investment in Greece.” (2010). In Proceedings of the 2010 International Kuhmo–Nectar Conference on Transport Economics, University of Valencia, Spain.

  • Simulation-based design of large-scale supply chain networks: The case of automobile industry.” (2010). In Proceedings of the 9th Special Conference of the Hellenic Operational Research Society on “Quantitative Models in the Managerial and Financial Decision Making”, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Agios Nikolaos, Crete. (Co-authored with P. Ntemoli).

  • Road pricing: Implications for public transport.” (2009). In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Advanced Systems for Public Transport, Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, Hong Kong. (Co-authored with S. Voβ.)

  • “Models to predict traffic volatility in transportation networks.” (2009). In Proceedings of the 12th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems, Redondo Beach, California. (Co-authored with A. Stathopoulos.)

  • “Intermodal competition of public investments in the transport sector.” (2009). In Proceedings of the 4th International Kuhmo–Nectar Conference on Transport and Urban Economics, Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen.

  • “Road pricing – A survey.” (2008). In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Transportation and Management Science. Edited by Lo, H.P., Leung, S.C.H. and Tam, S.M.L. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, 495-504. (Co-authored with S. Voβ.)

  • “Dynamic econometric analysis of freight transportation flow generation in Greece.” (2008). In Proceedings of the4th International Congress on Transportation Research in Greece. Hellenic Institute of Transport. Athens, Greece, 273-284. (Co-authored with A. Tsouma and S. Savva-Balfoussia.)

  • Elastic multi-user stochastic equilibrium toll design with direct search meta-heuristics.” (2007). In Proceedings of the 8th EU/MEeeting on Metaheuristics in the Service Industry. Edited by M.J. Geiger and W. Habenicht. University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany, 9-16. (Co-authored with L. Dimitriou.)

  • Dynamic congestion pricing based on user-optimal stochastic learning models.” (2007). In Proceedings of the 4th International Kuhmo–Nectar Conference on Pricing, Financing, Regulating Transport Infrastructures and Services. University of Urbino, Italy. (Co-authored with L. Dimitriou.)

  • “Models for surveillance of variability in motorway traffic flow.” (2007). In Proceedings of the 9th European Control Conference. European Union Control Association. Kos, Greece. (Co-authored with A. Stathopoulos.)

  • “Road pricing and congestion pricing in urban freeways.” (2007). In Proceedings of the International Conference “Roads of the Future”. Greek Road Federation. Athens, Greece. (Co-authored with L. Dimitriou and A. Stathopoulos.)

  • “Telematics systems architecture and decision support in urban transportation networks.” (2007). In Proceedings of the International Conference “Roads of the Future”. Greek Road Federation. Athens, Greece. (Co-authored with L. Dimitriou and A. Stathopoulos.)

  • Competitive network design in short-sea liner markets using agent-based game-theoretic models.” (2007). In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference “Competitiveness and Complementarity of Transport Modes - Perspectives for the Development of Intermodal Transport”. University of Aegean, Chios, Greece (Co-authored with L. Dimitriou and A. Stathopoulos).

  • “Discrete choice modeling of the inter-urban public transportation demand of Greek households.” (2007). In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference “Competitiveness and Complementarity of Transport Modes - Perspectives for the Development of Intermodal Transport”. University of Aegean, Chios, Greece. (Co-authored with L. Dimitriou.)

  • Evolutionary game-theoretic model for performance reliability assessment of road networks.” (2007). In Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Transportation Network Reliability. The Hague, Netherlands (Co-authored with L. Dimitriou and A. Stathopoulos).  

  • “Genetic algorithm-based micro-simulation approach for estimating turning proportions at signalized intersections.” (2006). In Proceedings of the 11th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems. Delft, The Netherlands, 159-164. (Co-authored with L. Dimitriou and A. Stathopoulos.)

  • “Real-time traffic volatility forecasting in urban arterial networks.” (2006). In Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 85th Annual Meeting. National Research Council. Washington, D.C. (Co-authored with A. Stathopoulos.)

  • “Enhanced dynamic O-D matrix updating using long-term flow information.” (2004). In Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 83rd Annual Meeting. National Research Council. Washington, D.C. (Co-authored with A. Stathopoulos.)

  • On-line performance measurement models for urban arterial networks.” (2004). In Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 83rd Annual Meeting. National Research Council. Washington, D.C. (Co-authored with A. Skabardonis.)

  • “Long-term travel demand forecasting in general dynamic transportation networks.” (2003). In Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 82nd Annual Meeting. National Research Council. Washington, D.C. (Co-authored with A. Stathopoulos.)

  • “Real-time dynamic O-D matrix adjustment using simulated and actual link flows in urban-scale networks.” (2003). In Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 82nd Annual Meeting. National Research Council. Washington, D.C. (Co-authored with A. Stathopoulos.)

  • “Traffic control and demand profile changes: The case of Athens.” (2002). In Proceedings of the International Federation of Automatic Control 15th World Congress. 19. Edited by E.F Camacho, L. Basañez and J.A. de la Puente. Oxford: Elsevier. (Co-authored with A. Stathopoulos.)

  • “Deterministic semi-dynamic network assignment model using transient O-D matrices.” (2002). In Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 81st Annual Meeting. National Research Council. Washington, D.C. (Co-authored with A. Stathopoulos.)

  • “A comparison of metaheuristic approaches for estimating demand matrices in transport networks.” (2002). In Proceedings of the 1st International Congress on Transportation Research in Greece. Hellenic Institute of Transport. Athens, Greece, 24-36. (Co-authored with A. Stathopoulos.)

 

Selected Presentations - Publications in Other Conference Proceedings

  • “Tools and suggestions for reviewing the regional allocation of funds in Greece’s National Strategic Reference Framework.” (2011). In: Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the Greek Section of the European Regional Science Association, Institute of Regional Development, Panteion University, Athens. (Co-authoredwithP. Prodromídis.)

  • “Household expenditures for transport in Greece: Inter-temporal evolution and interregional perspective.” (2009). In Proceedings of the 2nd Panhellenic Conference on Planning and Regional Development. Edited by V. Kotzamanis et al. Volos: Thessaly University Press, 287-294.

  •  “Public investment expenditures for transport in Greece: Inter-temporal evolution, interregional allocation and statistical analysis.” (2009). In Proceedings of the 2nd Panhellenic Conference on Planning and Regional Development. Edited by V. Kotzamanis et al. Volos: Thessaly University Press, 295-302.

  •  “Transport and regional economic development: Theoretical background and analytical framework.” (2009). In Proceedings of the 2nd Panhellenic Conference on Planning and Regional Development. Edited by V. Kotzamanis et al. Volos: Thessaly University Press, 313-320.

  •  “Reflexive influences on spatial planning.” (2009). In Proceedings of the 2nd Panhellenic Conference on Planning and Regional Development. Edited by V. Kotzamanis et al. Volos: Thessaly University Press, 431-437. (Co-authored with Ch. Tsekeris.)

  •  “Environmental and energy impacts of transport: International and domestic experiences and management policies.” (2009). In Proceedings of the 2nd Panhellenic Conference on Planning and Regional Development. Edited by V. Kotzamanis et al. Volos: Thessaly University Press, 1065-1072. (Co-authored with A. Tsouma.)

Selected Presentations in other Professional Meetings, Conferences, Workshops, Seminars

  • "Advances and challenges in the era of autonomous and connected transportation systems." 5th International E-LIfe Congress, Plastira Lake, Karditsa (June, 2016).

  • "Complex transport effects on regional export patterns." GeComplexity Final Conference of the COST Action: “The EU in the New Complex Geography of Economic Systems: Models, tools and policy evaluation”, University of Crete, Heraklion (May, 2016).

  • ”Imaginary Lines metro network: a vision with possible applications in urban planning." Royal Geographical Society (RGS) and Institute of British Geographers (IBG) Annual International Conference 2015, University of Exeter, U.K. (September, 2015). (Presented with A. Souliotou).

  • ”Interregional trade, market areas and transport hubs." International Transportation Economics Association Annual Conference, Institute of Transport Economics, University of Oslo, Norway (June, 2015).

  • "Interregional freight flows and trade market areas." 54th European Regional Science Association (ERSA) Congress, St. Petersburg, Russia (August 2014).

  •  The economic dimension of internet games” 2nd Panhellenic Scientific Conference of the Hellenic Association for the Study of Internet Addiction Disorder, Thessaloniki (April, 2011). (Presented with K. Boni).

  • National system-wide transport consumption demand and road pricing models.” LUTS Seminar Series, Laboratory of Urban Transport Systems, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland (November, 2010).

  • Air transport and airports in Greece: Investment policy and macroeconomic effects.” (2010). Scientific Conference «Air Transport of Today and Tomorrow», Hellenic Aviation Society, Athens (April 2010).

  • Darwin and social complexity. Extensions to the computational economics.” Scientific Conference «Charles Darwin: His Life and Scientific Work», University of Athens. (December 2009). (Presented with Ch. Tsekeris and M.R.P. Mougnai).

  • “Intra-sectoral competition model of fiscal externalities in Greek government transport investments.” 21st Conference of the Hellenic Operational Research Society, Athens, Greece (May, 2009.)

  • “Epistemological developments in social simulations.” 12th Panhellenic Conference of Psychological Research, Greek Psychological Association, University of Thessaly, Volos. (May, 2009.)

  • “Determining patterns of transport market competition by a consumer demand system.” 20th Conference of the Hellenic Operational Research Society, Spetses, Greece. (June, 2008).

  • “Methodology for monitoring and control of urban network traffic state using dynamic assignment procedures and demand constraints.” Workshop on Control Strategies for Networks and Traffic Signals, NTUA, Athens, Greece. (February, 2005) (Presented with A. Stathopoulos.)

  • “Integrated framework for dynamic implementation and evaluation of routing information provision services in urban areas.” 2nd International Congress on Transportation Research in Greece, Hellenic Institute of Transport, Athens, Greece. (February, 2004) (Presented with A. Stathopoulos.)

  • “On-line dynamic travel demand estimators for metropolitan areas.” UCTC 9th Annual Conference, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. (February, 2003.)

  • “Analysis of reliability and information degradation of time-dependent O-D matrices in large-scale networks.” Transportation Research Board 82nd Annual Meeting, National Research Council, Washington, D.C. (January, 2003) (Presented with A. Stathopoulos.)

     

Citations to the scientific work

Other Professional Activities

Member of Editorial Boards

Assessor/Reviewer of Books - Monographs

Evaluator/Reviewer of International Research Grant Proposals

 

Referee for Professional Journals

Memberships

  • Technical Chamber of Greece

  • Hellenic Association of Civil Engineers

  • Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers

  • Hellenic Operational Research Society

  • European Regional Science Association (Greek Section)

  • Academy for Strategic Analyses

  • The Institute of Transport and Logistics, U.K.

  • International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)

  • Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO) - Working Group on Metaheuristics (EU/ME) and Transportation (EWGT)

  • Transportation Research Board (TRB) Network Equilibrium Modeling and Route Choice and Spatial Behavior subcommittees

  • Transportation Science and Logistics Society of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)

  • International Transportation Economics Association (ITEA)

  • Urban Economics Association