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Matthew Beck

Matthew Beck

BEc(Hons) MPhil PhD Sydney
Senior Lecturer in Infrastructure Management

Room 1139
C13 - St James Campus
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9114 1834
Fax +61 2 9114 1863
matthew.beck@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Matthew completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney where he graduated with honours in Economics (specialising in International Trade and Development Economics). He was instrumental in the maintenance and regeneration of the Discipline of Marketing, where as an undergraduate student he delivered a broad range of subjects at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level, including courses including marketing principles, consumer behaviour, introductory and advanced marketing research techniques, and new product marketing and retail and services marketing. In this role he began his long history of receiving teaching award citations and nominations. He acted as Undergraduate Student Coordinator, was involved in several discipline committees, and actively oversaw the professional development of junior academic staff. In 2007 he completed a Master of Philosophy which comprehensively examined the role of sport in society and the development of sporting loyalty by individual supporters, from casual fandom to fanatical support.

In 2007 he joined the Institute of Transport and Logistics. Within ITLS he has a broad portfolio of teaching experience, but is primarily responsible for the delivery of the introductory quantitative methods course, a prerequisite for the degrees in the Master's program. In this role Matthew regularly receives commendations for his teaching and is often nominated for wider awards in education (though is yet to see any merit in completing the painful application process following a nomination). Due to his practical experience combined with his innovative teaching methods, Matthew has been invited to also lecture in the CEMS degree, the number one ranked Master of International Management program (Financial Times, 2009). He is a founding member of the ITLS Teaching and Learning Innovations Committee, Discipline Representative to the Faculty Information Technology Advisory Committee, ITLS Teaching and Learning Associate and Postgraduate Coordinator for Transport.

In conjunction with his extensive teaching commitments Matthew maintains an active research agenda, with several papers in the leading transport and logistics journals. He has been a member on a number of successful grants (both domestic and international) and publishes across a broad range of literatures (transport, logistics, marketing, health and the environment). In December 2012 Matthew completed a PhD under the supervision of Prof. John Rose and Prof. David Hensher, investigating the role of group decision making in the purchase of household motor vehicles, and has recently joined ITLS as a Senior Lecturer. Simultaneous to his academic career, Matthew is also extremely active in consulting working on diverse brand management, media relations, fast moving consumer goods and pharmaceutical projects. In the rare periods when not working, you might find him working on his real objective; becoming the number one golfer in transportation and logistics.

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Publications

2014

5
Conference Paper/s

Clifton G, Beck MJ and Rose J 2014 Forthcoming 'Putting attitudes towards public transport in context: the influence of situational factors on the results of Likert and Best-Worst surveys', 10th International Conference on Transport Survey Methods, Leura, Australia, 21st November 2014

Beck MJ, Rose JM and Greaves SP 2014 'I Can’t Believe Your Attitude: Eliciting Attitudes and Beliefs Through Best-Worst Scaling and Jointly Estimating Their Impact on Electric Vehicle Choice', 93rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board TRB 2014, Washington D.C., United States, 16th January 2014

Hess S, Beck MJ and Chorus C 2014 'Contrasts Between Utility Maximization and Regret Minimization in the Presence of Opt-Out Alternatives', 93rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board TRB 2014, Washington D.C., United States, 16th January 2014

2013

4
Journal Article/s

Beck MJ, Chorus CG, Rose JM and Hensher DA 2013 'Vehicle Purchasing Behaviour of Individuals and Groups: Regret or Reward', Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, vol.47:3, pp. 475-92 Link

Beck MJ, Rose JM and Hensher DA 2013 'Environmental Attitudes and Emissions Charging: An Example of Policy Implications for Vehicle Choice', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, vol.50:April, pp. 171-82 Link

Beck MJ, Rose JM and Hensher DA 2013 'Consistently inconsistent: The role of certainty, acceptability and scale in automobile choice', Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, vol.56:September, pp. 81-93 Link

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Hess S, Beck MJ and Chorus CG 2013 'Finding your way out: Utility maximization and regret minimization in the presence of opt out alternatives', Proceedings of the 3rd International Choice Modelling Conference ICMC 2013, Sydney, Australia, 5th July 2013

Beck MJ, Chorus C, Rose JM and Hensher DA 2013 'Random Regret and Random Utility in the Household Purchase of a Motor Vehicle', Proceedings of the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board - "Deploying Transportation Research - Doing Things Smarter, Better, Faster", Washington D.C., United States, 17th January 2013

2012

4
Journal Article/s

Beck MJ, Rose JM and Hensher DA 2012 'The accuracy of proxy responses in a stated choice setting: A re-examination and some controversial conclusions', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, vol.46:1, pp. 226-39 Link

Hensher DA, Rose JM and Beck MJ 2012 'Are there specific design elements of choice experiments and types of people that influence choice response certainty?', Journal of Choice Modelling, vol.5:1, pp. 77-97 Link

Howard K, Arendts G, Jan S and Beck MJ 2012 'PROSpER: PReferences for the Organisation of acute health Services for oldER people: Protocol for a mixed methods study', BMJ Open, vol.2:2, pp. 1-6

5
Conference Paper/s

Beck MJ, Fifer S and Rose JM 2012 'Hypothetical Bias and Certainty Scaling: An Examination of Multiple Methods for Calibrating Stated Preference Experiments', 13th International Conference of the International Association for Travel Behaviour Research IATBR, Toronto, Canada, 19th July 2012

Beck MJ, Rose JM and Hensher DA 2012 'Comparison of Group Decision Making Models: A Vehicle Purchasing Case Study', 13th International Conference of the International Association for Travel Behaviour Research IATBR, Toronto, Canada, 19th July 2012

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Rose JM, Beck MJ and Hensher DA 2012 'Joint Estimation of Respondent-Reported Certainty and Acceptability with Choice', 91st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board TRB 2012, Washington D.C., United States, 26th January 2012

7
Thesis

Beck MJ 2012 'Development of a behavioural system of stated choice models: modelling behavioural, pricing and technological opportunities to reduce automobile energy levels', PhD thesis, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2011

4
Journal Article/s

Hensher DA, Beck MJ and Rose JM 2011 'Accounting for Preference and Scale Heterogeneity in Establishing Whether it Matters Who is Interviewed to Reveal Household Automobile Purchase Preferences', Environmental and Resource Economics, vol.49:1, pp. 1-22

Beck MJ, Rose JM and Hensher DA 2011 'Behavioural Responses to Vehicle Emissions Charging', Transportation, vol.38:3, pp. 445-63

5
Conference Paper/s

Beck MJ, Rose JM and Hensher DA 2011 'Identifying Response Bias in Stated Preference Surveys: Attitudinal Influences in Emissions Charging and Vehicle Selection', 90th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board TRB 2011, Washington D.C., United States, 27th January 2011

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Hensher DA, Rose JM and Beck MJ 2011 'Are there specific design elements of choice experiments and types of people that influence choice response certainty?', Proceedings of the 2nd International Choice Modelling Conference ICMC 2011, University of Leeds, United Kingdom, 6th July 2011

Beck MJ, Rose JM and Hensher DA 2011 'Consistently Inconsistent: The Role of Certainty, Acceptability and Scale in Automobile Choice', Proceedings of the 2nd International Choice Modelling Conference ICMC 2011, University of Leeds, United Kingdom, 6th July 2011

2010

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Beck MJ, Rose JM and Hensher DA 2010 'The Role of Environmental Attitudes in Emissions Charging and Vehicle Selection', 33rd Australasian Transport Research Forum ATRF 2010, Canberra , Australia, 1st October 2010

2009

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Beck MJ, Rose JM and Hensher DA 2009 'The Role of Household Members in Automobile Choice: Does it Matter who is Interviewed?', 12th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research IATBR 2009, Jaipur, India, 18th December 2009

Beck MJ, Rose JM and Hensher DA 2009 'Behavioural Responses to Vehicle Emissions', 12th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research IATBR 2009, Jaipur, India, 18th December 2009

Beck MJ, Rose JM and Hensher DA 2009 'The Accuracy of Proxy Responses in a Stated Choice Setting', 12th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research IATBR 2009, Jaipur, India, 18th December 2009

Beck MJ, Rose JM and Hensher DA 2009 'Modelling Group Decision Making Dynamics: Extensions to the IACE Methodology', 12th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research IATBR 2009, Jaipur, India, 18th December 2009

2008

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Beck MJ, Rose JM and Hensher DA 2008 'Variable User Charging: Experiences and Extensions in a World of Carbon Emissions (Awarded Best Paper)', Conference of Australian Institutes of Transport Research, Perth, Australia, 1st - 31st December 2008

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