Revelation of Preferences in Trip Distribution Models

23 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2007

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Kurt Jornsten

Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Business and Management Science

Inge Thorsen

Stord Haugesund University College

Jan Uboe

Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Business and Management Science

Date Written: July 2007

Abstract

In this paper we will see how commuter preferences can be revealed from observations of trip distributions. We will explain how to find unique representations of preference structures leading to an observed trip distribution, and will also present a numerical method that can be used to infer preferences from systems of considerable size. The theory is applied to a real world network, and we show how our framework can be used to reveal detailed information about the spatial structure of this network. We also use this new framework to suggest a new approach to evaluate the impact of road pricing.

Keywords: travel demand, revealed preferences, efficient distance, road pricing

JEL Classification: C31, R41, R48

Suggested Citation

Jornsten, Kurt and Thorsen, Inge and Uboe, Jan, Revelation of Preferences in Trip Distribution Models (July 2007). NHH Dept. of Finance & Management Science Discussion Paper No. 2007/18, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1020942 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1020942

Kurt Jornsten (Contact Author)

Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Business and Management Science ( email )

Helleveien 30
Bergen, NO-5045
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Inge Thorsen

Stord Haugesund University College ( email )

Skaregaten 103
N-5500, Haugesund, Rogaland N-5414
Norway

Jan Uboe

Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Business and Management Science ( email )

Helleveien 30
Bergen, NO-5045
Norway

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