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The effect of population density, road network density, and congestion on household gasoline consumption in U.S. urban areas

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    This paper applies both semiparametric and parametric approaches to explore the effect of population density, freeway road density, and congestion on household gasoline consumption in U.S. urban areas while controlling for household demographic and economic characteristics. Regression results indicate that households living in those urban areas with higher freeway densities, higher levels of congestion, or lower population densities consume more gasoline.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Energy Economics.

    Volume (Year): 33 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 3 (May)
    Pages: 445-452

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:eneeco:v:33:y:2011:i:3:p:445-452

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    Keywords: Gasoline consumption Population density Road density Congestion Partial linear model;

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    1. MORIKAWA Masayuki, 2011. "Population Density and Efficiency in Energy Consumption: An empirical analysis of service establishments," Discussion papers 11058, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).

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