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A Behavioral Model of Work-trip Mode Choice in Shanghai

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    This paper analyzes travelers’ choice behavior by using data from a stated preference survey on work-trip mode choice in Shanghai. Several versions of a multinomial choice model are specified and estimated. According to the estimation results the utility function with money cost divided by income adjusted by an equivalence scale is chosen as the preferred model. Based on the estimation results from the preferred model, value of time, elasticities of aggregate mode choice with respect to income, cost, travel and waiting time, are computed. The conditional elasticities given low, middle and high adjusted income levels are calculated and discussed as well. The results obtained may be useful for transportation policy makers in Shanghai.

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    Paper provided by Research Department of Statistics Norway in its series Discussion Papers with number 444.

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    Date of creation: Jan 2006
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    Handle: RePEc:ssb:dispap:444

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    Keywords: work-trip mode choice; stated preference survey; multinomial choice model; choice probability and elasticity;

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    1. Kutzbach, Mark J., 2009. "Motorization in developing countries: Causes, consequences, and effectiveness of policy options," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 65(2), pages 154-166, March.
    2. Firman Permana Wandani & Yuichiro Yoshida, 2013. "Automobile and Motorcycle Traffic on Indonesian National Roads: Is It Local or Beyond the City Boundary?," GRIPS Discussion Papers 12-19, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies.

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