Julian A. Gomez-Gelvez

Ph.D. Candidate

Agricultural and Resource Economics

University of Maryland, College Park

jgomezge@umd.edu

I am a Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics , University of Maryland, College Park. My research interests are in Transportation Economics, Environmental Economics, Industrial Organization and Public Economics. I am on the 2020-2021 job market.

Job Market Paper

Congestion charges under market power: An application to ride hailing in Bogotá, Colombia (abstract)

Education

  • Ph.D. - Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD (expected Spring 2021)

  • M.Sc. - Transportation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2010

  • B.Sc. - Industrial Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, 2008

  • B.Sc. - Civil Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, 2007

Publications

Joint Disaggregate Modeling of Car and Motorcycle Ownership: Case study of Bogotá, Colombia (2014)

with C. Obando. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2451, 149-156. (link)

Motorization, the Number of Trips and Modal Distribution in Bogotá: Past and Possible Future (2013)

with C. Obando-Forero. Revista de Ingeniería Universidad de los Andes, 40, 6-13. (link)

Modeling of Car Ownership in Urban Areas of Developing Countries: Case study of Bogotá, Colombia (2013)

with C. Obando. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2394, 111-118. (link)

Working Papers

The Incorporation of Electric Cars in Latin America (2016)

with C.H. Mojica, V. Kaul and L. Isla. Inter-American Development Bank Monograph, 460. (link)

Work in progress

  • Pricing congestible resources: Profit maximization vs. social optimality

  • Modeling competition between ride-hailing platforms

  • Gasoline prices, labor supply and the optimal gas tax

Academic Experience (research and teaching)

  • Research assistant, AREC, University of Maryland, Fall 2015-Spring 2019. Supervisors: Drs. Anna Alberini, Robert G. Chambers and Jorge Holzer.

  • Teaching assistant, AREC, University of Maryland, Spring 2017 and Spring 2020. Microeconomic applications in Agricultural and Resource Markets (graduate class, Drs. Robert G. Chambers and Jorge Holzer).

  • Teaching assistant, AREC, University of Maryland, Fall 2019. The Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem: Intersection of Science, Economics and Policy (undergraduate class, Drs. Jorge Holzer and Sara Lombardi).

  • Instructor (researcher and undergraduate teaching in transportation), Department of Civil Engineering, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, 2012-2014.

  • Research assistant, MIT Transit Lab, 2008-2010. Supervisor: Dr. Nigel Wilson.

Fellowships and Awards

  • Prize as the most promising short presentation for , 1st DC Area Student/Professor Environmental and Energy Economics Workshop, University of Maryland, 2019

  • Bruce and Mary Ann Gardner Dissertation Enhancement Award, AREC, University of Maryland, 2019

  • Dr. Bruce L. Gardner Memorial Scholarship, AREC, University of Maryland, 2018

  • Best Paper by a First-Year Student for On the Short-run Economics of Telecommuting, AREC, University of Maryland, 2016

  • Fulbright-Colciencias Scholarship for Doctorate Studies Colombia, 2015-2019

  • Schoettler Fellowship for Master Studies, MIT, 2008

  • First Place in Undergraduate Student Simulation Competition, Institute of Industrial Engineers and Rockwell Automation, Nashville, TN, 2007

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, 2005

  • Ramón de Zubiría Scholarship, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, 2004