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Félix Vautard

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Om mig

Since October 2017, I work as a Ph.D. student in transport economics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in the Transport planning division.

My research interests include travel demand modelling (especially schedule-based models), valuations of trip characteristics (e.g. departure time scheduling, travel time), rail capacity allocation processes, cost-benefit analysis, transport market regulations and congestion pricing.

My PhD work constitutes the main part of the project “Uppkomm” (Tendered and commercial rail traffic on the same tracks) financed by the Swedish transport administration. This project aims to improve rail capacity allocation processes thanks to the usage of socioeconomic assessment and comparison of potential rail timetables. Indeed, this work would help to allocate rail capacity more optimally in accordance with passengers' expectations for the rail supply.

To achieve this, I have assessed how rail passengers’ valuate specific departure times for the rail supply thanks to a stated-preference survey. In addition, I have designed a method allowing a comparison of the quality of different timetable scenarios . Such method can be used by rail planners to better solve the conflicts occuring in the timetabling process. More details can be found in my licentiate thesis available at: http://kth.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2%3A1424873&dswid=-7356

I have previously worked as a traffic analyst in Transdev Sverige where I analysed and planned the traffic for public transport in Sweden. I have also achieved my master thesis on studying how irrationnal behaviours could explain the great sucess of Stockholm’s congestion charge.