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Models and scenarios for European freight transport based on neural networks and logit analysis

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  • Nijkamp, Peter

    (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculteit der Economische Wetenschappen en Econometrie (Free University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics Sciences, Business Administration and Economitrics)

  • Reggiani, Aura
  • Tsang, Wai Fai

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In this paper we analyse interregional freight transport movements in Europe with a view on new spatial patterns based on transport economic scenarios for environmental sustainability. Two different approaches are compared. viz. the logit model and the neural network model. The paper will essentially deal with a research experiment for the robustness of interregional freight flows by comparing the two above methodologies. Our results in this framework highlight the fact that the two models adopted, although methodologically different, are both able to provide a reasonable spatial representation of the interregional transport flows in Europe.

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Paper provided by VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics in its series Serie Research Memoranda with number 0035.

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Handle: RePEc:dgr:vuarem:1997-35

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  1. Nijkamp, Peter & Reggiani, Aura & Bolis, Simona, 1997. "European freight transport and the environment: empirical applications and scenarios," Serie Research Memoranda 0033, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.
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