Template-Type: ReDIF-Paper 1.0 Series: Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers Creation-Date: 2010-08-30 Number: 10-086/3 Author-Name: Giovanni Russo Author-Workplace-Name: VU University Amsterdam Author-Name: Jos van Ommeren Author-Workplace-Name: VU University Amsterdam Author-Name: Piet Rietveld Author-Workplace-Name: VU University Amsterdam Title: The University Workers' Willingness to pay for Commuting Abstract: This discussion paper led to a publication in Transportation, 2012, 39(6), 1121-1132.
Using a dynamic approach, employing data on job mobility, we demonstrate that university workers' marginal willingness to pay for reducing commuting distance is about euro 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. Classification-JEL: R21 Keywords: University workers, commuting File-Url: http://papers.tinbergen.nl/10086.pdf File-Format: application/pdf File-Size: 155703 bytes Handle: RePEc:tin:wpaper:20100086