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An empirically based implementation and evaluation of a network model for commuting flows

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  • Gitlesen, Jens Petter

    ()
    (University of Stavanger)

  • Kleppe, Gisle

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    (Stord/Haugesund University College (HSH))

  • Thorsen, Inge

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    (Stord/Haugesund University College (HSH))

  • Ubøe, Jan

    ()
    (Dept. of Finance and Management Science, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration)

Abstract

In this paper we present empirical results based on a network model for commuting flows. The model is a modified version of a construction introduced in Thorsen et al. (1999). Journeys-to-work are determined by distance deterrence effects, the effects of intervening opportunities, and the location of potential destinations relative to alternatives at subsequent steps in the transportation network. Calibration is based on commuting data from a region in Western Norway. Estimated parameter values are reasonable, and the explanatory power is found to be very satisfying compared to results from a competing destinations approach. We also provide theoretical arguments in favor of a network approach to represent spatial structure characteristics.

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Paper provided by Department of Business and Management Science, Norwegian School of Economics in its series Discussion Papers with number 2006/4.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 27 Apr 2006
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:nhhfms:2006_004

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Keywords: Journeys-to-work; transportation network; network approach; spatial structure characteristics;

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  1. A S Fotheringham, 1986. "Modelling hierarchical destination choice," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 18(3), pages 401-418, March.
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  1. Jörnsten, Kurt & Kleppe, Gisle & Thorsen, Inge & Ubøe, Jan, 2007. "Modeling Heterogeneity in Trip-distributions with Partial Information," Discussion Papers 2007/23, Department of Business and Management Science, Norwegian School of Economics.

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