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dc.contributor.authorVance, Colinen_US
dc.contributor.authorHedel, Ralfen_US
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the influence of urban form on automobile travel using travel-diary data from Germany. Two dimensions of car use are considered: the discrete decision to own a car and the continuous decision of distance traveled. Because these decisions are likely to be influenced by factors unobservable to the researcher, we apply censored regression models to evaluate the role of biases emerging from sample selectivity. Unlike much of the literature, we find that urban form variables are a significant determinant of both automobile ownership and use, a finding that holds even after using instrumental variables to control for endogeneity.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRWI Discussion Papers 48en_US
dc.subject.keywordurban formen_US
dc.subject.keywordnon-work automobile travelen_US
dc.subject.keywordsample selectivityen_US
dc.subject.keywordinstrumental variablesen_US
dc.titleOn the Link between Urban Form and Automobile Use - Evidence from German Survey Dataen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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