On 13 May 2015 TRAIL PhD student Cornelis van Dorsser successfully defended his thesis.
This thesis addresses how a new method for the evaluation of policies
with a very long term impact on the Dutch Inland Waterway Transport
system can be developed. It proposes an outline for a very long term
transport model, prepares a number of very long term scenarios, and
indicates that a different perspective on economic growth and future
discounting is required to obtain realistic projections and develop
sensible policies for issues with a very long term impact.