I am mainly interested in the link between transport (particularly public transport) and regional development. Infrastructure and transport have a spatial impact on economic geography, how different markets interact over space and how this in turn influence how regions progress. One of my recent studies, I have looked at the impact of commuter rail on local property markets. I am also active in research within K2 – the Swedish Knowledge Centre for Public Transport, where I currently lead the research area Effects of Public Transport in Society. I have a PhD in Economics from Jönköping international Business School and my dissertation dealt with international trade, demand structure and income distribution.