About me

JonasI am a researcher at the Centre for Regional Science (CERUM) at Umeå University where I’ve been involved in studies involving goods simulation using the Samgods model (the Swedish national freight simulation model) and regional economics. In addition to research I teach at the Department of Statistics.

I received a PhD in Transport Science from KTH Royal Institute of TechnologyDepartment of Transport ScienceDivision for Transport and Location Analysis, Stockholm in October 2012 with a thesis entitled Efficiency and acceptability of pricing policies and transport investments in distorted economies. The thesis focuses on questions related to efficiency and acceptability of pricing policies and investments in distorted economies.

I have a M.Sc. in Engineering Physics from KTH Royal Institute of Technology 2006 with a thesis entitled Vulnerability Analysis of Critical Infrastructures -Modeling Antagonistic Attacks against Electric Power Grids and a B.Sc. in Political Science from Uppsala University 2005.

Research interests
My research interests span from applied mathematics, economics, transport modeling and simulation of everything from goods transports to pedestrian movement to economics and political science.

Papers
Westin, Jonas, Franklin, Joel P., Grahn-Voorneveld, Sofia and Proost, Stef (2012) How to decide on regional infrastructure to achieve intra-regional acceptability and inter-regional consensus? Papers in Regional Science, 91(3), 617-643. [link]

Westin, Jonas and Kågeson, Per (2012) Can high speed rail offset its embedded emissions? Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 17(1), 1-7. [link/link]

Jenelius, Erik, Westin, Jonas and Holmgren, Åke J. (2010) Critical infrastructure protection under imperfect attacker perception International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection, 3(1), pp. 16-26. [preprint version]

Holmgren, Åke J., Jenelius, Erik, Westin, Jonas (2007) Evaluating Strategies for Defending Electric Power Networks Against Antagonistic Attacks IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 22(1), pp. 76 – 84. [preprint version]

Conference papers, working papers and reports
Andersson, M. et al (2012) The effect of transport taxes on society, Report for Centre for Transport Studies, Stockholm. [Report]

Westin, Jonas (2011) Labor Market Effects of Road Pricing in a Population with Continuously Distributed Value of Time, ERSA conference papers, European Regional Science Association [link]

Westin, J. (2011) Acceptability and Political Coordination of Road User Charges, Conference paper, NS-RSA, The First Winter Conference, Hemavan, Sweden.

Westin, J. and Sjöberg, E. (2007) Kreativitet som hot och möjlighet I kärnverksamheten,User Report, FOI-R—2288—SE, FOI Swedish Defence Research Agency. [link]

Theses
Westin, J. (2012) Efficiency and acceptability of pricing policies and transport investments in distorted economies, Doctoral Thesis, Department of Transport Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. [link]

Westin, J. (2011) Welfare Effects of Transport Policies, Licentiate Thesis, Department of Transport Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. [link]

Westin, J. (2006) Vulnerability Analysis of Critical Infrastructures -Modeling Antagonistic Attacks against Electric Power Grids, M.Sc. Thesis, Department of Mathematics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.

Westin, J. (2005) Säkerhetiseringen av kriget mot Irak, B.Sc. Thesis, Department of Government, Uppsala University, Uppsala.