Maria is a professor of economics with a focus on transport. Maria's research interests include transport cost-benefit analysis, appraisal and sustainability, transport policy and pricing for all modes, distribution effects and equity, the econometrics for valuation of non-market goods such as travel time, reliability and security, the impact of the transport system on employment and productivity, the economics of cycling, gender differences, railway economics, survey design, choice experiments, gender differences, public opinions, transport modelling, travel behaviour, active mobility and cycling.

External affiliated to the Choice modelling Centre, ITS Leeds. Secretary of the board of International Transportation Economics Association (ITEA). Member of SNS Konjunkturråd 2016 (Economic Policy Council 2016: Centre for Business and Policy Studies).

Affiliation: Adjunct Professor, at the Department of Economics (NEK), Linköping University. External link.