Johan Holmgren

Faculty of Logistics
Norwegian version of this page Position
Professor in Transport Economics
Contact
+4771195810
Study place
Molde
Office nr.
A1.076

Holmgren holds a PhD in Economics from Linköping University (Sweden) and is currently working as Professor of Transport Economics at Molde University College. Holmgren has more than 15 years of experience in teaching and research from the Swedish and Norwegian university sector. The research has covered a range of topics within Transport Economics, including demand and mode choice analysis, optimal pricing of transport services, city logistics, effects of transport policies and investments in infrastructure and planning of efficient urban transport systems. Holmgren has been project leader for several research projects focusing on modal shift and the effects of investments in infrastructure, funded by governmental agencies.

Current research topics

  • Transport demand
  • Mode choice
  • Transport pricing
  • Car ownership
  • Efficiency in public sector operation
  • Effects of investing in infrastructure

Current teaching responsibilities

Transport Economics (TRA310) – Bachelor programme in Logistics

Assessment of Investment in Infrastructure (TRA700) – Master programme in Logistics

Cost Benefit Analysis (SØK701) - Master programme in Business Administration

Cost Benefit Analysis (DRL007) – PhD programme in Logistics

Master thesis supervision

PhD student supervision

Academic positions

Professor of Transport Economics, Molde University College - Specialized University in Logistics, August 2017 –

Senior lecturer in City Logistics, Division of Communications- and Transport Systems, Linköping University, April 2013 – (on leave)

Associate Professor in Transport Economics, Molde University College - Specialized University in Logistics, March 2015 – August 2017

Associate senior lecturer, div. of Communications- and Transport Systems, Linköping University, April 2011 – April 2013

Postdoctoral research fellow, div. of Economics, Linköping University, December 2008 – April 2011

PhD Candidate and lecturer, div. of Economics, Linköping University, September 2002 – November 2008

Academic degrees and appointments

Docent in Economics, 2016, Linköping University

PhD in Economics, 2008, Linköping University

Master of Political science, Main subject: Economics, 2001, Linköping University

Tags: Transport Economics, Transport demand, Mode choice, Transport pricing

Publications

  • Tolcha, Tassew Dufera; Eric, Tchouamou Njoya; Bråthen, Svein & Holmgren, Johan (2021). Effects of African aviation liberalisation on economic freedom, air connectivity and related economic consequences. Transport Policy. ISSN 0967-070X. 110(September), p. 204–214. doi: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2021.06.002.
  • Merkel, Axel Patrick & Holmgren, Johan (2020). On track towards improved regional development? – Impacts of the Svealand rail line on labour earnings in the Mälaren region. European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research. ISSN 1567-7133. 20(1), p. 17–33. doi: 10.18757/ejtir.2020.20.1.3878.
  • Tolcha, Tassew Dufera; Bråthen, Svein & Holmgren, Johan (2020). Air transport demand and economic development in sub-Saharan Africa: Direction of causality. Journal of Transport Geography. ISSN 0966-6923. 86(June), p. 1–14. doi: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2020.102771.
  • Hansson, Lisa & Holmgren, Johan (2018). Cost effect of reorganising : a study of special transport services. Research in Transportation Economics. ISSN 0739-8859. 69(September), p. 453–459. doi: 10.1016/j.retrec.2018.04.008.
  • Holmgren, Johan (2018). Using cost–benefit analysis to evaluate city logistics initiatives : an application to freight consolidation in small- and mid-sized urban areas. In Taniguchi, Eiichi & Thompson, Russell G. (Ed.), City logistics 2 : modeling and planning initiatives. ISTE. ISSN 978-1-119-49511-6. p. 271–290. doi: 10.1002/9781119425526.ch17.
  • Holmgren, Johan (2018). The effects of using different output measures in efficiency analysis of public transport operations. Research in Transportation Business and Management (RTBM). ISSN 2210-5395. 28(September), p. 12–22. doi: 10.1016/j.rtbm.2018.02.006.
  • Hansson, Lisa & Holmgren, Johan (2017). Reducing dependency on special transport services through public transport. Transportation Research Procedia. ISSN 2352-1465. 25, p. 2450–2460. doi: 10.1016/j.trpro.2017.05.263.
  • Merkel, Axel Patrick & Holmgren, Johan (2017). Dredging the depths of knowledge: Efficiency analysis in the maritime port sector. Transport Policy. ISSN 0967-070X. 60, p. 63–74. doi: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2017.08.010.
  • Holmgren, Johan & Merkel, Axel Patrick (2017). Much ado about nothing? : a meta-analysis of the relationship between infrastructure and economic growth. Research in Transportation Economics. ISSN 0739-8859. 63(August), p. 13–26. doi: 10.1016/j.retrec.2017.05.001.
  • Holmgren, Johan & Weinholt, Åsa (2016). The influence of organisational changes on cost efficiency in fire and rescue services. International Journal of Emergency Management. ISSN 1471-4825. 12(4), p. 343–365. doi: 10.1504/IJEM.2016.079848.
  • Jansson, Jan Owen; Holmgren, Johan & Ljungberg, Anders (2015). Pricing public transport services. In Nash, Chris (Eds.), Handbook of research methods and applications in transport economics and policy. Edward Elgar Publishing. ISSN 9780857937926. p. 260–308. doi: 10.4337/9780857937933.00022.
  • Holmgren, Johan (2014). A strategy for increased public transport usage – The effects of implementing a welfare maximizing policy. Research in Transportation Economics. ISSN 0739-8859. 48, p. 221–226. doi: 10.1016/j.retrec.2014.09.046.
  • Holmgren, Johan & Ivehammar, Pernilla (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. ISSN 0303-5247. 41, p. 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. ISSN 1867-0717. 5, p. 101–107. doi: 10.1007/s12544-013-0094-0.
  • Holmgren, Johan (2013). The efficiency of public transport operations – An evaluation using Stochastic Frontier Analysis. Research in Transportation Economics. ISSN 0739-8859. 39, p. 50–57. doi: 10.1016/j.retrec.2012.05.023.
  • Holmgren, Johan (2012). Urban Structure as Determinant of Short Distance Goods Transport. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. ISSN 1877-0428. 39, p. 582–591. doi: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.03.132.
  • Holmgren, Johan (2012). Urban freight transport initiatives - Knowing when it is worth the cost. In Longhurst, James W. S. & Brebbia, Carlos Alberto (Ed.), Urban transport XVIII : urban transport and the environment in the 21st century. WIT Press. ISSN 978-1-84564-580-9. p. 481–492.
  • Hansson, Lisa & Holmgren, Johan (2011). Bypassing public procurement regulation: a study of rationality in local decision making. Regulation & Governance. ISSN 1748-5983. 5, p. 368–385. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-5991.2011.01110.x.
  • Holmgren, Johan (2010). Putting our money to good use – Can we attract more passengers without increasing the subsidies? Research in Transportation Economics. ISSN 0739-8859. 29, p. 256–260. doi: 10.1016/j.retrec.2010.07.032.
  • Holmgren, Johan; Jansson, Jan Owen & Ljungberg, Anders (2008). Public transport in towns – Inevitably on the decline? Research in Transportation Economics. ISSN 0739-8859. 23, p. 65–74. doi: 10.1016/j.retrec.2008.10.011.
  • Holmgren, Johan (2007). Meta-Analysis of Public Transport Demand. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. ISSN 0965-8564. 41, p. 1021–1035. doi: 10.1016/j.tra.2007.06.003.
  • Holmgren, Johan (2005). Demand and Supply of Public Transport – The Problem of Cause and Effect. In Hensher, David A. (Eds.), Competition and ownership in land passenger transport : selected refereed papers from the 8th International Conference (Thredbo 8). Elsevier. ISSN 0-08-044580-2. p. 405–421.

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  • Holmgren, Johan (2019). Car ownership induced changes in public transport demand – a potential source of wider benefits of improving the public transport system.
  • Holmgren, Johan & Ivehammar, Pernilla (2019). Mode choice in mid-sized urban areas.
  • Holmgren, Johan (2017). USING COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS TO EVALUATE CITY LOGISTICS INITIATIVES.
  • Hansson, Lisa & Holmgren, Johan (2017). Cost effect of reorganizing – a study of special transport services.
  • Haugen, Kjetil K.; Heen, Knut Peder; Guvåg, Bjørn; Oterhals, Geir; Holmgren, Johan & Hauge, Olav [Show all 11 contributors for this article] (2017). Fra toppen av Haugen : 100/11. Panorama : nettavis for Høgskolen i Molde.
  • Hansson, Lisa & Holmgren, Johan (2016). Reducing dependency on special transport services through public transport.
  • Hansson, Lisa & Holmgren, Johan (2016). God kollektivtrafik för minskat färdtjänstberoende.
  • Haugen, Kjetil K. & Holmgren, Johan (2016). Fra toppen av Haugen : studiebarometeret – atter en gang. Panorama : nettavis for Høgskolen i Molde.
  • Holmgren, Johan (2014). Evaluating the effects of organizational changes and private sector involvement on cost efficiency in fire and rescue services.
  • Holmgren, Johan (2013). A strategy for increasing public transport market share: an investigation of an alternative development.
  • Holmgren, Johan (2011). Short Distance Goods Transports - the effects of Urban Structure.
  • Holmgren, Johan (2011). Estimating and evaluating the efficiency of public transport operations.
  • Holmgren, Johan (2009). Can we attract more passengers without increasing the subsidies?
  • Holmgren, Johan (2003). Demand and Supply of Public Transport - A Study of Cause and Effect.
  • Svensson, Tomas & Holmgren, Johan (2012). Kollektivtrafik som verktyg för regional utveckling – en kunskapsöversikt. Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut. ISSN 0347-6030.
  • Holmgren, Johan (2008). Studies in local public transport demand. Linköping University. ISSN 978-91-7393-759-7.

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