Andreas Vigren


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Andreas is a PhD-student, enrolled at KTH, with a research interest in public transport related questions. The research is much about costs and efficiency in tendered public transport, but does also look into competition on the passenger railway market and tendering of bus contracts.


For more information about ongoing and finished research projects, see www.andreasvigren.se.

Education:

Msc in Economics, Umeå University

PhD student (currently), KTH

Research results from Andreas


Public transport authorities’ use of cost-benefit analysis in practice

Public transport services in Sweden are in 2016 worth over 40,000 million SEK annually, and the planning is carried out mostly by the Public Transport Authorities (PTA). Given the national goals for transport and infrastructure, economic efficiency...

Competition in Swedish passenger railway: Entry in an open-access market

The Swedish market for passenger railway services has been open to competition since the year 2010. Although minor entries have been made since this date, the incumbent SJ only faced substantial competition when MTR Express entered the...

Cost efficiency in Swedish public transport

Over the last couple of years, costs in Swedish public transport have increased substantially, and there is little knowledge in what affects cost efficiency. This study aims at determining how different contractual and environmental factors affect...

Costs in Swedish Public Transport: An analysis of cost drivers and cost efficiency in...

During the last seven years, the total cost for Swedish public transport provision has increased by over 30 percent in real terms according to figures from the government agency Transport Analysis. A similar pattern is found if considering a longer...

Cost Efficiency In Swedish Bus Contracts

In Sweden, the 21 county-wise organized Public Transport Authorities (PTA)are in charge the local public transport provision. Since the 1990’s, the PTAshave used, almost exclusively, competitive tendering to arrange the traffic.When implemented, the...

Costs for Swedish public transport authorities in tendered bus contracts

The main objective of this paper is to investigate how different factors affect costs for Swedish Public Transport Authorities (PTA). A theoretical framework is presented for the empirics, a cross sectional regression analysis with cost and supply...

Kostnader i upphandlade busskontrakt

The main objective of this paper is to investigate how different factors affect costs for Swedish Public Transport Authorities (PTA). A theoretical framework is presented for the empirics, a cross sectional regression analysis with cost and supply...