Department of Science and Technology
SE- 601 74 Norrköping
Phone and Fax
+46 (0)11-36 36 05
+46 (0)11-36 32 70 (fax)
Senior lecturer (Universitetslektor)
(PhD in Economics)
My work is currently focusing on different fields of transport economics:
(1) Public transport. Part of my research involves the study of demand for (urban) public transport and the efficiency of public transport operations. This also includes studies of optimal pricing.
(2) City Logistics. This project aims to develop methods for evaluating different measures taken in order to reduce the negative environmental impact of urban deliveries. An important goal of this research is to determine under which conditions different kinds of measures can be justified in terms of social costs and benefits.
(3) Demand for Freight transportation. The interrelationships between different kinds of economic activities, demographics, and the demand for freight transportation is studied in this project.
(4) Infrastructure and Economic development. In this part of the research, the economic effects of investments in transport infrastructure are studied.
Articles in peer reviewed journals
Holmgren, Johan (forthcoming) A strategy for increased public transport usage – The effects of implementing a welfare maximizing policy, Accepted for publication in: Research in Transportation Economics
Holmgren, J. Ivehammar, P. (2014) Making headway towards better understanding of service frequency valuations: a study of how the relative valuation of train service frequency and in-vehicle time vary with traveller characteristics, International Journal of Transport Economics, Vol. 41, pp.109-130
Holmgren, Johan (2013) An analysis of the determinants of local public transport demand focusing the effects of income changes, European Transport Research Review, Vol. 5, PP. 101-107
Holmgren, Johan (2013), The efficiency of public transport operations – An evaluation using Stochastic Frontier Analysis, Research in Transportation Economics, Vol. 39, pp. 50-57
Holmgren, Johan (2012), Urban Structure as Determinant of Short Distance Goods Transport, Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 39, 582-591
Hansson, L., Holmgren, J. (2011), Bypassing public procurement regulation: a study of rationality in local decision making, Regulation and Governance, Vol. 5, 368-385
Holmgren, Johan (2010), Putting our money to good use – Can we attract more passengers without increasing the subsidies?, Research in Transportation Economics, Vol. 29, pp. 256-260
Holmgren, J. Jansson, J.O. Ljungberg, A. (2008), Public transport in towns – Inevitably on the decline? Research in Transportation Economics, Vol 23, pp 65-74.
Holmgren, Johan (2007), Meta-Analysis of Public Transport Demand, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Vol 41, pp 1021-1035
Books and Book chapters with peer review
Jansson. J.O., Holmgren, J., Ljungberg, A. (forthcoming) Optimal Public Transport Pricing, Accepted for publication in: Nash, C., Toner, J. (eds.) Handbook on Research Methods in Transport Economics and Policy, Edward Elgar, pp. 1-71
Holmgren, Johan (2008), Studies in local public transport demand, Linköping Studies in Arts and Science, Dissertation No. 460
Holmgren, Johan (2005), Demand and Supply of Public Transport – The Problem of Cause and Effect, in: Hensher, D. (ed) (2005), Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport- Selected Refereed Papers from the International Conference(Thredbo 8), Rio de Janeiro, September 2003. pp. 405-421
Books and Book chapters without peer review
Holmgren, Johan (2012) Urban freight transport initiatives: Knowing when it is worth the cost, in Longhurst, J., Brebbia, C. (eds.) Urban Transport XVIII: Urban Transport and the Environment in the 21st Century, WITpress
Weinholt, Å., Holmgren, J. (2014) Evaluating the effects of organizational changes and private sector involvement on cost efficiency in fire and rescue services, Presented at International Research Society for Public Management Conference 2014, Ottawa
Holmgren, Johan (2013) A strategy for increasing public transport market share: an investigation of an alternative development, Presented at the 13th - International Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport (Thredbo 13), Oxford
Holmgren, Johan (2011), Estimating and evaluating the efficiency of public transport operations, Presented at the 12th - International Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport (Thredbo 12), Durban
Holmgren, Johan (2011) Urban Structure as Determinant of Short Distance Goods Transport, Presented at the 7th International Conference on City Logistics, Mallorca, Spain
Holmgren, Johan (2009), Putting our money to good use – Can we attract more passengers without increasing the subsidies? In: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport: System Development, Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands), 20-25 September 2009
Holmgren, Johan (2003) Demand and Supply of Public Transport - A Study of Cause and Effect, Presented at the 8th - International Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport (Thredbo 8), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Reports in Swedish
Holmgren, J.(2014) Att det ska vara så svårt! - Hur kan vi locka bilister till kollektivtrafiken utan att alla slutar cykla?, Slutrapport till Energimyndigheten
Svensson, T., Holmgren, J.(2012) Kollektivtrafik som verktyg för regional utveckling, VTI-Rapport 739
Holmgren, J.(2011) Infrastrukturinvesteringar och Tillväxt, Slutrapport till VINNOVA
*Often early versions of papers later published in other forums
Senast uppdaterad: 2014-07-04