Mahyar Jahangiriesmaili: Assessing the Impact of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on Canada’s Transportation System

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Professor Matthew Roorda introduces Mahyar Jahangiriesmaili

On July 21, 2017, Mahyar Jahangiriesmaili presented his MASc thesis and discussed the results of his project researching the effects of CETA on Canada’s transportation system. Mahyar’s talk was well attended and a lively Q & A followed his presentation.

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Mahyar Jahangiriesmaili Presentation, July 21, 2017 (photo T. Romancyshyn)

Mahyar’s study investigated and assessed the potential impact of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on the Canadian transportation network by estimating:

  • origin-destination trade flows
  • mode shares
  • transportation network flows before and after the agreement.

Canada signed the Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in October 2016, and the agreement was ratified by the European Parliament in February 2017. CETA enables Canadian establishments to trade openly with EU members. Despite the Canadian government’s economic analysis, no study has been undertaken to investigate the impact of CETA on Canada’s transportation network.

See more on this research project.

Mahyar has kindly shared his presentation file:

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Mahyar Jahangiriesmaili discusses areas for further research following his presentation (photo T. Romancyshyn)

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Mahyar Jahangiriesmaili

Mahyar Jahangiriesmaili is a Master of Applied Science (MASc) candidate in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Toronto. He holds a BASc degree from the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and the University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute (UTTRI). His interests are in urban freight logistics, mathematical models, emergency evacuation modeling, macroscopic freight analysis, and dynamic traffic simulations.

The seminar was presented by the University of Toronto Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Student Chapter.