Labour market effects in assessing the costs and benefits of road pricing

McArthur, D.P. , Thorsen, I. and Ubøe, J. (2012) Labour market effects in assessing the costs and benefits of road pricing. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 46(2), pp. 310-321. (doi:10.1016/j.tra.2011.10.001)

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Traffic congestion and the policies used to combat it have been studied extensively. One area which has received less attention is the secondary impacts of such policies. This paper uses a micro-simulation framework to study the effect on labour markets of road pricing. The key benefit of our chosen methodology is that it allows a simultaneous consideration of both commuting and migration decisions. We show that while welfare gains can be achieved through optimal charging, this may come at the price of decreased integration. This may manifest through either greater centralisation tendencies in population, or through unemployment disparities between regions.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mcarthur, Dr David
Authors: McArthur, D.P., Thorsen, I., and Ubøe, J.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences
Journal Name:Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice
Publisher:Elsevier Ltd.
ISSN (Online):1879-2375

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