Discussion Papers, Department of Business and Management Science, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
Jens Petter Gitlesen
An empirically based implementation and evaluation of a network model for commuting flows
(), Gisle Kleppe
(), Inge Thorsen
() and Jan Ubøe
Abstract: In this paper we present empirical results based on a
network model for commuting flows. The model is a modified version of a
construction introduced in Thorsen et al. (1999). Journeys-to-work are
determined by distance deterrence effects, the effects of intervening
opportunities, and the location of potential destinations relative to
alternatives at subsequent steps in the transportation network. Calibration
is based on commuting data from a region in Western Norway. Estimated
parameter values are reasonable, and the explanatory power is found to be
very satisfying compared to results from a competing destinations approach.
We also provide theoretical arguments in favor of a network approach to
represent spatial structure characteristics.
Keywords: Journeys-to-work; transportation network; network approach; spatial structure characteristics; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: C13; C51; C52; (follow links to similar papers)
27 pages, April 27, 2006
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