Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/87025
Authors: 
Gutierrez-i-Puigarnau, Eva
van Ommeren, Jos N.
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 10-073/3
Abstract: 
There is little known about the effects of staggered-hours programs that affect workers' working schedules to mitigate peak congestion. We examine the effect of workers' morning start times on their wages for Germany. In contrast to previous work based on cross-section data, we demonstrate that wages are not, or maybe, a slight inverse U-shaped function of start time suggesting that staggered-hours programs might be welfare enhancing.This discussion paper will result in a publication in 'Journal of Transport Economics and Policy' in 2012.
Subjects: 
Commuting
start time
wages
staggered hours
peak congestion
JEL: 
R48
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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