An empirically based implementation and evaluation of a network model for commuting flows
AbstractIn 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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Bibliographic InfoPaper 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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Date of creation: 27 Apr 2006
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Journeys-to-work; transportation network; network approach; spatial structure characteristics;
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- NEP-ALL-2006-10-21 (All new papers)
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- NEP-NET-2006-10-21 (Network Economics)
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