Multidisciplinary team carry out research on economic impact of Dubai Metro

19 April 2018

Multidisciplinary team carry out research on economic impact of Dubai Metro

A multidisciplinary research team from Henley Business School, with team members - Professor Anupam Nanda (lead investigator from RE&P), Dr Miriam Marra (ICMA), Professor Davide Castellani (IBS), Dr Vicky Li (BISA) and Mr Steffen Heinig (RE&P), has undertaken a major research project on the Economic Impact of Dubai Metro. The project was commissioned by the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

The cross-disciplinary project outcomes span many areas of research interests within the Business School, such as impact on property and real-estate market, finance and foreign investments, environmental costs and urban congestion. It also makes use of innovative research tools using existing and new forms of data, such as textual sentiment analysis of international news items, to evaluate the international brand-image and attraction of the infrastructure. The team has used both quantitative and qualitative research methods and developed several transferable tools for the project.

Over the course of the project, Henley team members have delivered a workshop and a presentation in Dubai for engaging with the stakeholders and dissemination of research outcomes.

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