Sergio Jara-Diaz, Universidad de Chile, Chile

Sergio Jara-Diaz is Professor of Transport Economics at Universidad de Chile. He received his Ph.D. (1981) with a thesis in the field of Transport Economics, and a M.Sc. (1980) in Civil Engineering, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also M.Sc. (1977) in Urban Planning from U. Católica de Chile and Civil Engineer (1974) from U. de Chile. Dr. Jara-Diaz is a founding member of the Transport Division at U. de Chile, where he teaches and investigates, having published more than 100 research articles on various topics as users’ behaviour (travel time values, income effect); models of time use (values of leisure and work); industry structure on transport networks; strategic design of public transport; optimal pricing; and social appraisal of transport projects. He is the author of Transport Economic Theory (Elsevier, 2007) and acted as Deputy Director of the Institute for Complex Engineering Systems (2007-2014) until he became the Provost of U. de Chile (2014-2016). He is presently the Vice-President of ITEA (International Transport Economics Association) and Vice–Chair of Prizes in the WCTRS (World Conference of Transport Research Society). Sergio runs a weekly radio show since 1991 and has published four books of chronicles. He resides in Santiago, Chile, with his wife with whom he shares two sons and four grandchildren.

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