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Working Paper 12-11 - A computable general equilibrium for Belgium with a special focus on transport policies

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  • Inge Mayeres
  • Alex Van Steenbergen
  • Marie Vandresse

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This paper seeks to extend the PLANET model to allow for an endogenous influence of transport sector outcomes on the economy. To this end, we embed the PLANET data on freight and household transport for 2003 into a static CGE model of the Belgian economy. Households use transport for commuting and leisure transport, while production sectors use freight as an input. We allow for important feedback effects on generalized transport costs through congestion. To illustrate the model, we contrast the effects of a kilometre charge on freight only and a charge that targets household transport as well.

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  • Inge Mayeres & Alex Van Steenbergen & Marie Vandresse, 2011. "Working Paper 12-11 - A computable general equilibrium for Belgium with a special focus on transport policies," Working Papers 1112, Federal Planning Bureau, Belgium.
  • Handle: RePEc:fpb:wpaper:1112
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    1. GutiƩrrez-i-Puigarnau, Eva & van Ommeren, Jos N., 2010. "Labour supply and commuting," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 68(1), pages 82-89, July.
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    • C68 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computable General Equilibrium Models
    • D58 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Computable and Other Applied General Equilibrium Models
    • D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities
    • R41 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Transportation: Demand, Supply, and Congestion; Travel Time; Safety and Accidents; Transportation Noise

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