Department of Transport Economics

Submitted by Monika Bąk on Tue, 04/14/2020 - 12:20
Department of Transport Economics
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Monika Bąk
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Monika Bąk (ORCID: 0000-0001-7401-7102)

Monika Bak is a habilitated doctor in Economics and associate professor of the University of Gdansk. She is a Dean of the Faculty of Economics and a head of the Chair of Transport Economics. She is a social scientist with research interests in the areas of transport, tourism and economic transformation in the Central and Eastern European countries. Her area of expertise covers also assessment of policy measures towards sustainability goals with a special consideration of the economic analysis of implementation of innovative measures. She has participated in international research projects, including 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th EU Framework Programme (in most projects co-realised by the UG team she coordinated the work internally; recent projects: ORIGAMI, COMPASS), as well in projects for the European Commission (e.g. and ASSESS on Assessment of the contribution of the TEN and other transport policy measures to the mid-term implementation of the White Paper on the European Transport Policy for 2010 or IMPACT on Internalisation measures and policies for all external cost of transport) and for the European Parliament. From June 2011 until June 2012 she was an expert of High-Level expert group on the status of the EU Road Haulage Market set up by Siim Kallas, the Commissioner responsible for transport.

Team members:

Przemysław Borkowski (ORCID: 0000-0002-5998-6965)

Giuseppe T. Cirella (ORCID: 0000-0002-0810-0589)

Aleksandra Kożlak (ORCID: 0000-0003-4127-6911)

Barbara Pawłowska (ORCID: 0000-0003-4846-6291)

Elżbieta Adamowicz (ORCID: 0000-0001-9305-1736)

Agnieszka Ważna (ORCID: 0000-0002-9596-1124)

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Przemysław Borkowski
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Short description of research profile
  • Efficient and sustainable transport
  • Green and smart cities
  • Innovations in transport
  • Transport accessibility
  • Efficiency of transport infrastructure investments
  • Financing of infrastructural investments
  • Trends in the transport market
  • Shared mobility
  • Value of travel time
  • Public procurement
  • Economic and financial analysis
  • Regional development
  • Risk assessment

Representative publications

Cirella, G.T., Bąk, M., Koźlak, A., Pawlowska, B., and Borkowski, P. (2019). Transport innovations for elderly people, Research in Transportation Business and Management, 30: 100381; doi: 10.1016/j.rtbm.2019.100381;
Bohdanowicz-Godfrey, P., Zientara, P., & Bąk, M. (2019). Towards an accessible hotel: a case study of Scandic. Current Issues in Tourism, 22(10), 1133–1137.      
Czermański, E., Pawłowska, B., Oniszczuk-Jastrząbek, A., & Cirella, G. (2020). Decarbonization of maritime transport: analysis of external costs. Frontiers in Energy Research, 8, 1–8.
Gemeda, B. S., Abebe, B. G., Paczoski, A., Xie, Y., & Cirella, G. (2020). What motivates speculators to speculate? Entropy, 22(1), 1–17.
Bąk, M., & Borkowski, P. (2019). Young transport users’ perception of ICT solutions change. Social Sciences, 8(8), 1–17.

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Technology Expertise
  • ICEU (Impact of Transport Infrastructure on Interanational Competitiveness of Europe, FP7 2012-14)
  • ORIGAMI ( (Optimal Regulation and Intrastructure for Ground, Air and Maritime Interfaces, FP7 2012-13)
  • COMPASS (Optimised Co-Modal Passenger Transport for Reducing Carbon Emissions, FP7 2011-13)
  • CATRIN (Cost Allocation of Transport Infrastructure Cost, FP6 2007-2009),
  • GRACE (Generalisation of Research on Accounts and Cost Estimation, FP6 2006-2008),
  • IMPACT (Internalisation Measures and Policies for All external Cost of Transport, EC, 2007-2008),
  • ASSESS (Assessment of the contribution of the TEN and other transport policy measures to the mid-term implementation of the White Paper on the European Transport Policy for 2010, EC 2004-2005),
  • TREMOVE (Expert review the TREMOVE transport model in Poland, EC 2004),
  • SPECTRUM (Study of policy regarding economic instruments complementing transport regulation and the undertaking of physical measures, FP5 2002-2005),
  • TEN-STAC (Scenarios, traffic forecasts and analysis of corridors on the Trans-European network, FP5 2003-2004),
  • SCENARIOS (Scenarios for the Trans-European Network, FP4 1996-1998),
  • CODE-TEN (Strategic Assessment of Corridor Developments, TEN-T Improvements and Extensions to the CEEC/CIS, FP4 1998-2000),
  • SCENES (European Transport Scenarios, FP4 1999-2001),
  • CBET (Costs and Benefits of Enlargement, EC 1998-1999),
  • RAIL (Improvement of Competitiveness of Rail Transport in the CEEC's, EC, 1999),
  • EXCOST (External costs of transportation and internalisation, FP4 1994-1995).