Chris Nash

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Biography

Chris Nash is a Research Professor, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds and Visiting Professor, Masaryk University, Brno. He joined ITS as Lecturer in Rail Transport more than 40 years ago. He was appointed Professor of Transport Economics in 1989, and spent 7 years as Director of ITS. He has coordinated major international research projects on rail regulation and infrastructure charging for the European Commission and the Community of European Railways, as well as leading relevant projects for ORR and the Department for Transport. He has acted as advisor to many bodies, including the European Commission High Level Group on Transport Infrastructure Charging, the European Union Committee of the House of Lords, the Transport Committee of the House of Commons and the Railways Group of the European Conference of Ministers of Transport. He has acted as advisor on high speed rail to HS2 Ltd, Network Rail, the US Transportation Research Board, the International Transport Forum and the Australian Department of Infrastructure and Transport. He has also undertaken projects on rail transport in Australia, China and South Korea. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Transport Economics and Policy (of which he is a former editor), the South African Journal of Transportation and Supply Chain Management, the International Journal of Transport Economics and of the International Journal of Green Economics. He co-chaired the advisory board of the Italian transport regulator from 2017 to 2020 and is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Shift2rail research programme.
His main research interests are: rail transport, regulation, appraisal, transport prices, and externalities.


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