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Modeling Heterogeneity in Trip-distributions with Partial Information

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  • Jörnsten, Kurt

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

  • Kleppe, Gisle

    () (Stord/Haugesund University College)

  • Thorsen, Inge

    () (Stord/Haugesund University College)

  • Ubøe, Jan

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

Abstract

In this paper we propose a modified gravity model that takes into account that a population generally consists of heterogeneous groups, and we suggest a new statistical test for heterogeneity. We apply our new model to two real world data sets, and it turns out that this new model fits the data surpricingly well. Not only is the effect of heterogeneity strongly significant, the model also provides far better fits than traditional trip-distribution models on these particular data sets.

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  • Jörnsten, Kurt & Kleppe, Gisle & Thorsen, Inge & Ubøe, Jan, 2007. "Modeling Heterogeneity in Trip-distributions with Partial Information," Discussion Papers 2007/23, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Business and Management Science.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:nhhfms:2007_023
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    1. Mitchel Y. Abolafia (ed.), 2005. "Markets," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 2788.
    2. Gitlesen, Jens Petter & Kleppe, Gisle & Thorsen, Inge & Ubøe, Jan, 2006. "An empirically based implementation and evaluation of a network model for commuting flows," Discussion Papers 2006/4, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Business and Management Science.
    3. Jörnsten, Kurt & Ubøe, Jan, 2005. "Efficient Statistical Equilibria in Markets," Discussion Papers 2005/2, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Business and Management Science.
    4. Kurt Jörnsten & Inge Thorsen & Jan Ubøe, 2004. "Replication/prediction problems in the journey to work," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 36(2), pages 347-364, February.
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    Keywords

    Commuting; heterogeneous preferences; cost efficiency; partial information;

    JEL classification:

    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
    • 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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