Marco Kouwenhoven holds an MSc in astrophysics. In 2000, he defended his PhD thesis on astronomical data analysis and modelling techniques at Utrecht University. After this, he worked for Arthur D. Little and the Dutch Competitive Authority as a transport market analyst. In 2003 he joined the transport modelling team of RAND Europe. Since then he has been involved in several large modelling projects (e.g. demand forecasting models for road, rail and air transport) and stated preference projects (both design and analysis). Since 2007 he works at Significance.