Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/87315
Authors: 
Gubins, Sergejs
Verhoef, Erik T.
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 12-137/VIII
Abstract: 
We consider a monocentric city where a traffic bottleneck is located at the entrance of the central business district. The commuters' choices of the departure times from home, residential location, and lot size, are all endogenous. We show that elimination of queuing time under optimal road pricing induces individuals to spend more time at home and to have larger houses, causing urban sprawl. This is opposite to the typical results of urban models with static congestion, which predict cities to become denser with road pricing.
Subjects: 
dynamic traffic congestion
urban equilibrium
road pricing
bottleneck model
monocentric model
JEL: 
D62
R21
R41
R48
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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