Kristofer Odolinski


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Underhåll i egen regi?: metod och databehov för en utvärdering av järnvägsunderhåll

Maintenance of the state-owned railway network in Sweden is currently tendered in competition. However, during 2016, the infrastructure manager Trafikverket (Swedish Transport Administration) was commissioned by the Swedish government to analyze and...

Behov av statistik om godstågens tillförlitlighet: en förstudie

At present, the official statistics on rail traffic in Sweden only comprise passenger trains. The reliability of freight trains should also be included in the statistics. This leads to questions on which information should be included and how it...

Estimating the relative cost of track damage mechanisms: combining economic and...

This paper proposes a new, two-stage methodology to estimate the relative marginal cost of different types of vehicles running on the rail infrastructure. This information is important particularly where the infrastructure managers wish to...

The marginal cost of reinvestments in Sweden’s railway network

This study provides new estimates of the marginal cost of railway reinvestments using Swedish data on reinvestment costs, traffic, and other railway network characteristics for the period 1999–2014. The empirical analysis is based on a two-part...

Assessing the Cost Impact of Competitive Tendering in Rail Infrastructure Maintenance...

This is the first paper in the literature to formally study the cost impact of competitive tendering in rail maintenance. Sweden progressively opened up the market for rail maintenance services, starting in 2002. We study the cost impacts based on...

Estimating the marginal maintenance cost of rail infrastructure usage in Sweden: does...

This paper updates knowledge about the marginal cost of railway maintenance. Using a panel dataset comprising 16 years, we test whether more data makes a difference to conclusions. In contrast to previous estimates using a shorter panel, maintenance...

Fotgängares värderingar av gångvägar

The background to this study is an inquiry by the Swedish Transport Administration to develop methods for benefit-cost analyses for pedestrians’ appraisals of their walking environment and how different improvements in the environment affect...

Assessing the cost impact of competitive tendering in rail infrastructure maintenance...

This is the first paper in the literature to formally study the cost impact of competitive tendering in rail maintenance. Sweden progressively opened up the market for rail maintenance services, starting in 2002. We study the cost impacts based on...

Regelförändringar i transportsektorn – effekter av omregleringar inom inrikesflyg, taxi,...

Konkurrensverket (the Swedish Competition Authority) has commissioned the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) to provide an overview of the consequences of four regulatory reforms in the transport sector during the past 20...

Strategi för utveckling av en samhällsekonomisk analysmodell för drift, underhåll och...

The ability to make structured decisions about the optimal funding for operation, maintenance and renewal of roads and railways is currently limited. This creates significant risks that the funds are used in an inefficient manner. It is therefore...

Effects of Eurovignette directive Dir. 1999/62/EC as amended by Dir. 2006/38/EC: country...

The basis for the national report is the request in article 11 of the Eurovignette directive (Directive 1999/62/EC as amended by Dir. 2006/38/EC). "No later than 10 June 2011, the Commission shall present a report to the European Parliament and the...