Niklas Jakobsson, class of 2009 - PhD Candidate

I combined my CAS studies with courses at the Industrial Ecology program and am currently doing a PhD in sustainable mobility at Chalmers. The focus at the moment is on policy incentives for a transitioning car fleet from internal combustion engines, to electric vehicles, this is mainly done with statistics analysis. As a secondary research angle we are discussing the possibility to combine ideas from the technical change field and behavioral economics with agent-based modelling to understand how individuals can be better incentivized to choose a technology (like electric cars) that society wish to favor.

What I value most from my CAS studies in my current work is the training in thinking in terms of complexity and systems, these are important topics in sustainable development as well, and I enjoy looking at them from both angles.