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The Determinants of Urban Households' Transport Decisions: A Microeconometric Study using Irish Data

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  • Nolan, Anne

    (Trinity College Dublin)

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This paper uses Irish micro-data to analyse the determinants of urban households' transport decisions by estimating elasticities of demand for car ownership, car use and public transport with respect to income and various household socio-demographic characteristics. This paper uses expenditure data to examine car and public transport use and analyses the latter decision for separate samples of households, namely, those owning one car and those owning no car. A binary probit model is estimated for the car ownership decision, while for the car use and public transport expenditure decisions, Tobit models adjusted for heteroscedastic and non-normal errors are estimated.

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  • Nolan, Anne, 2002. "The Determinants of Urban Households' Transport Decisions: A Microeconometric Study using Irish Data," Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2002 150, Royal Economic Society.
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    1. Aisling J. Reynolds-Feighan, 2007. "Employment sub-centres and the choice of mode of travel to work in the Dublin region," Working Papers 200702, School of Economics, University College Dublin.
    2. Eakins, John, 2016. "An application of the double hurdle model to petrol and diesel household expenditures in Ireland," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 47(C), pages 84-93.
    3. John Eakins, 2013. "The Determinants of Household Car Ownership: Empirical Evidence from the Irish Household Budget Survey," Surrey Energy Economics Centre (SEEC), School of Economics Discussion Papers (SEEDS) 144, Surrey Energy Economics Centre (SEEC), School of Economics, University of Surrey.
    4. Nolan, Anne, 2010. "A dynamic analysis of household car ownership," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 44(6), pages 446-455, July.
    5. Santos-Pérez, Rubén., 2015. "Estimación de la demanda de uso de autos particulares en la zona metropolitana del valle de México: un análisis Tobit," Panorama Económico, Escuela Superior de Economía, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, vol. 0(21), pages 85-120, segundo s.
    6. Juan Gomez & Anestis Papanikolaou & José Manuel Vassallo, 2017. "Users’ perceptions and willingness to pay in interurban toll roads: identifying differences across regions from a nationwide survey in Spain," Transportation, Springer, vol. 44(3), pages 449-474, May.
    7. Commins, Nicola & Nolan, Anne, 2011. "The determinants of mode of transport to work in the Greater Dublin Area," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 18(1), pages 259-268, January.

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