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dc.contributor.authorFrondel, Manuelen_US
dc.contributor.authorVance, Colinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-21en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-12T15:05:08Z-
dc.date.available2010-02-12T15:05:08Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-86788-114-2en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/29904-
dc.description.abstractFocusing on individual motorists in car-owning households in Germany, this paper econometrically investigates the determinants of automobile travel with the specific aim of quantifying the effects of fuel prices and person-level attributes on travel conducted over a five-day week and weekend. Our analysis is predicated on the notion that car use is an individual decision, albeit one that is dependent on intra-household allocation processes, thereby building on a growing body of literature that has identified the importance of socioeconomic factors such as employment status, gender, and the presence of children in determining both access to the car and distance driven. To capture this two-stage decision process, we employ the Two-Part Model, which consists of Probit and OLS estimators, and derive elasticity estimates that incorporate both the discrete and continuous choices pertaining to car use.With fuel price elasticity estimates ranging between -0.42 and -0.48, our results suggest raising prices via fuel taxes to be a promising energy conservation and climate protection measure.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherRWI Essenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRuhr economic papers 103en_US
dc.subject.jelD13en_US
dc.subject.jelQ41en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordAutomobile travelen_US
dc.subject.keywordTwo-Part Modelen_US
dc.subject.keywordinteraction effectsen_US
dc.subject.stwMotorisierter Individualverkehren_US
dc.subject.stwKonsumentenverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwBenzinen_US
dc.subject.stwPreisen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleDriving for fun?: a comparison of weekdays and weekend travelen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn597865264en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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