José Manuel Vassallo is Associate Professor at the Transportation Department at the Civil Engineering School (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), and a member of the academic staff of the Transportation Research Centre (TRANSyT) at the UPM where he leads the transport management and financing research area.
Presently, José Manuel Vassallo lectures “Transport Economics and Planning” and “Infrastructure Management and Financing” in Madrid. During recent years he has specialised on transportation management and financing, infrastructure regulation, socioeconomic evaluation of projects, and public-private partnerships. In his academic career, he has published 6 books and more than 25 papers in prestigious journals.
José Manuel Vassallo has also received several awards for his research and publications. He has also worked for several institutions such as the World Bank, the Government of Chile, the Andean Corporation of Development, and the European Conference of Ministers of Transportation.