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Joseph Berechman

Department Chair, Professor of Economics


Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership




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  • Profile

    Dr. Joseph Berechman is a Professor in the Department of Economics at the Colin Powell School at the City College of New York. Previously, he was the CN Chair Professor in Transportation and International Logistics, the Sauder School of Business, the University of British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Berechman has received his Bachelor degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, his MBA from the Wharton School and PhD degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Subsequently, he was on the faculty of SUNY Buffalo, Tel-Aviv University and the University of California, Irvine. He also was a Fellow at The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies. Dr. Berechman has consulted on a variety of transportation and urban projects in different countries and has been a principal investigator in several major studies done for the European Union. For the past several years he is engaged in major cost and investment studies of transportation infrastructure projects in New York. He has published numerous journal papers and four research books. Dr. Berechman’s current research interests focus on transportation infrastructure investment evaluation and pricing; the relationships between transportation development and economic growth, and the estimation of full marginal costs from additional truck traffic.

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  • Education

    Ph.D. 1973, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA MBA, 1970, The WhartonSchool, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA BA, 1967, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

  • Courses Taught

    ECO C0010: Transportation Economics

  • Research Interests

    Transportation and Urban Economics Public Finance Urban Policy Analysis Transportation Planning and Policy

  • Publications

    Transport Investment and Economic Development, (with D. Bansiter), University College London Press, 2000

    Transport and Land Use, (with H. Kohno, K. Button and P. Nijkamp, eds.), Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 1996.

    Public Transit Economics and Deregulation Policy, North-Holland, 1993

    Transportation in Unified Europe: Policies and Challenges, (with D. Banister), North-Holland, 1993

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