About Us

Regionomics Inc.  is a Canadian consultancy specializing in data analytics and the analysis of urban systems.  Regionomics Inc. specializes in econometric modelling of real estate markets, travel demand forecasting, infrastructure planning, economic development, environmental planning, economics of health and nutrition, and trade and development.

Regionomics’ associates

Dr. Madhav Badami

Dr. Madhav Badami

Transport, energy, and environment; Transport planning in developing countries

Dr. Madhav Badami has a joint appointment in the School of Urban Planning and the McGill School of Environment. After having studied Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, he spent nine years in diesel engine development in the Indian truck and bus industry. He then obtained a Master’s degree in Environmental Science at The University of Calgary, and a PhD in Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia. His research interests are in the areas of environmental policy and planning, with a particular focus on urban environments in low-income countries; sustainable urban transport, with a particular focus on transport-energy-environment interactions; alternative transport fuels; and environment and development. He is currently leading a collaborative SSHRC funded research program involving the integrated assessment of compressed natural gas as a transport fuel in India.

Dr. Badami can be reached at madhav.badami@mcgill.ca.

Murtaza Haider, Ph.D.

Murtaza Haider, Ph.D.

Analytics, econometrics, forecasting, housing markets, transport planning, infrastructure evaluation and development, labour market analysis

Murtaza Haider is an associate professor at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, in Toronto. He specializes in applying statistical methods to forecast demand and/or sales. His research interests include human development in Canada and South Asia, forecasting housing market dynamics, transport and infrastructure planning and development.

Murtaza Haider is working on a book, Getting Started with Data Science: Making Sense of Data with Analytics (ISBN 9780133991024), which will be published by Pearson/IBM Press in Spring 2015.

He is an avid blogger and blogs for the Huffington Post and writes a weekly blog about socio-economics in South Asia for the Dawn newspaper.

Watch Dr. Haider’s interview on income inequality and electoral outcomes in Toronto, Canada at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdMTNlf7Mok.

Please visit http://tinyurl.com/murtaza-haider-cv for his CV. He can be reached murtaza@regionomics.com.

Dr. Nisha Malhotra

Dr. Nisha Malhotra

Trade and Development, nutrition

Dr. Nisha Malhotra is a lecturer in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia.

Her current research interests focus on maternal and child health. Her most recent publications have been on childhood nutrition in developing countries and socio-economic analysis of health seeking behaviour.

Her earlier research focussed on the analysis of the impact of international trade policies on industry clusters and individual firms. Her current research focuses on anti-dumping legislation in India and Canada, and other issues of trade and investment in India. She has also worked for ICRIER, India’s leading think tank on international affairs, and for the World Bank.

Dr. Malhotra earned an MA in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland at College Park. She can be reached at nisha@interchange.ubc.ca.

Dr. Malhotra’s twitter handle is @Nisha_Malhotra_. Her recent research can be reviewed at http://works.bepress.com/nisha_malhotra.

Dr. Kouros Mohammadian

Dr. Kouros Mohammadian

Travel demand forecasting, urban planning, and traffic impact studies

Dr Kouros Mohammadian is a Professor of transportation engineering at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Dr. Mohammadian’s specializes in transportation planning and demand modeling; microsimulation of urban travel activities; integrated land-use, transportation, and environment modeling systems; traffic flow theory; Intelligent Transportation Systems; and analysis and modeling of demand for alternative fuel vehicles. Professor Mohammadian is investing the cost of vehicle ownership for Transport Canada.
Dr. Mohammadian can be reached at kouros@uic.edu.