The university workers’ willingness to pay for commuting
place - europe, economics - willingness to pay, place - universities, ridership - commuting
university, works, commute, willingness to pay
Using a dynamic approach, employing data on job mobility, we demonstrate that university workers’ marginal willingness to pay for reducing commuting distance is about €0.25 per kilometre travelled. This corresponds to a marginal willingness to pay for reducing commuting time of about 75 % of the net average hourly wage. For females, the willingness to pay is substantially higher than for males. It is also substantially higher for workers that work few hours per day, as predicted by theory.
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Russo, G., van Ommeren, J., & Rietveld, P. (2012). The university workers’ willingness to pay for commuting. Transportation, Volume 39, Issue 6, pp 1121-1132. DOI 10.1007/s11116-012-9414-9