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Working papers in Transport Economics

No 2014:9:
Joint econometric models of freight transport chain and shipment size choice

Megersa Abate (), Inge Vierth () and Gerard de Jong ()

Abstract: In freight transportation, decisions regarding the choice of transport mode (or chains of modes) and shipment size are closely linked. Building on this basic insight, in this paper we estimate and review various joint econometric models using the Swedish National Commodity Flow surveys. Robust parameter estimates from this exercise will be used to update the current deterministic Swedish national freight model system (the SAMGODS model) to a stochastic one.

Keywords: Discrete–continuous models; Mode choice; Shipment size choice; Freight; Modeling; (follow links to similar papers)

JEL-Codes: L91; R00; (follow links to similar papers)

34 pages, May 12, 2014

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