Dr. Matthias Sweet

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I have topical interests in transportation policy, land use planning, and urban economics while applying and developing quantitative research methods involving econometrics, discrete choice modeling, and GIS-based spatial analysis In previous work, I have investigated the role of transportation services in transportation-land use interactions, regional spatial structure and change, firm location decisions, travel behavior and services, and regional urban economic growth and restructuring. Current work explores how Big Data analytics can be employed to better measure and manage road traffic congestion and how congestion influences economic and social outcomes. In other ongoing work, I am using original survey data to explore how travel demand management principles can be employed to manage travel behavior in light of finite resources while retaining positive travel experiences.