Peter Burge

Peter Burge
Operations Director, RAND Europe


M.Sc. in transport, Centre for Transport Studies, University of London; M.Eng. in civil engineering, Imperial College, University of London

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Peter Burge is the operations director at RAND Europe. He also maintains an active research portfolio. His main areas of research interest are stated preference market research and discrete choice modelling, and he has been involved in more than 60 studies employing these techniques to address policy issues.

Although coming from a transport demand modelling background, he has also applied his experience in the modelling of choice behaviour and quantifying preferences to studies within the health, telecoms, environmental, and postal sectors.

Burge received his M.Sc. in transport from the Centre for Transport Studies, University of London, and his M.Eng. in civil engineering from Imperial College, University of London.

Selected Publications

Hui Lu, Peter Burge, Chris Heywood, Rob Sheldon, Peter Lee, Kate Barber and Alex Phillips, "The impact of real-time information on passengers’ value of bus waiting time," Proceedings of the European Transport Conference, 2017

Alex Pollitt, Dimitris Potoglou, Sunil Patil, Peter Burge, Sue Guthrie, Suzanne King, Steve Wooding, Jonathan Grant, "Understanding the relative valuation of research impact: a best–worst scaling experiment of the general public and biomedical and health researchers," BMJ Open, 6(8), 2016

Emily Lancsar and Peter Burge "Choice Modelling Research in Health Economics," in Stephane Hess and Andrew Daly, Handbook of Choice Modelling, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2014

Rachel Pechey, Peter Burge, Marc Suhrcke, Theresa Marteau, Emmanouil Mentzakis, "Public Acceptability of Population-Level Interventions to Reduce Alcohol Consumption: A Discrete Choice Experiment," Social Science & Medicine, 113, 2014

Leticia Veruete-McKay, Robert Sheldon, Peter Burge and Alison Lawrence "Electronic substitution and postal price elasticities: a customer market approach," in Michael Crew and Paul Kleindofer, Reforming the Postal Sector in the Face of Electronic Competition, Edward Elgar, 2013

Ann Netten, Peter Burge, Juliette Malley, Dimitris Potoglou, Anne-Marie Towers, John Brazier, et al., "Outcomes of social care for adults: developing a preference-weighted measure," Health Technology Assessment, 16(16), 2012

Dimitris Potoglou, Peter Burge, Terry Flynn, Ann Netten, Juliette Malley, Julien Forder, John E. Brazier, "Best–worst scaling vs. discrete choice experiments: An empirical comparison using social care data," Social Science and Medicine, 72(10), 2011

Ruth Robertson and Peter Burge, "The impact of patient choice of provider on equity: analysis of a patient survey," Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 16(Supp 1), 2011

Recent Media Appearances

Interviews: BBC News; Financial Times; Public Servant Magazine