Evaluating the effects of a transport infrastructure improvement on heterogenous household groups using an urban cge model

Topuz, Yunus Bulut
This study evaluates the economic effects of urban transportation policies on different household groups utilizing a CGE model integrated with a discrete choice model and a traffic model. The London Travel Demand Survey (2004) data is utilized basically in this study and two alternative transport policies which are an improvement in public transportation infrastructure and a price increase in the congestion charge are examined. Households are heterogenized according to their living locations, working places, income groups, transport modes and additionally some characteristics of themselves such as having one or more school children or one or more retired persons. Results show that the heterogenization of the households may give crucial insights to the policy makers. Contrary to the general trends, some sub-groups may be affected in different ways as a result of the policy actions.


Evaluating wider impacts of transport using an integrated urban CGE model
Yılmaz, Özhan; Voyvoda, Ebru; Department of Economics (2018)
This study follows the literature that utilizes a more hybrid approach to grasp the heterogeneity among different agents in an urban context. Such an integrated approach can handle impacts of transport policies comprehensively, while simultaneously capturing the behavioural heterogeneity of different agents. This is achieved by adding model components capturing key theoretical elements of discrete choice theory into an applied general equilibrium model. “Full integration”, where all blocks of models run sim...
Optimization of suspension parameters to improve impact harshness of road vehicles
Aydin, Mert; Ünlüsoy, Yavuz Samim (2012-05-01)
This paper illustrates the development and implementation of a parameter optimization methodology to improve impact harshness (IH) of road vehicles. A full ADAMS model of a small commercial vehicle is used as the IH test vehicle. The methodology involves the use of design of experiments methods together with response surface methodology. Significant design parameters affecting IH of the vehicle are first determined by the screening experiments. Once the critical parameters are identified, they are optimized...
Drivers of inflation in developing countries
Şengül, Zeki Oğulcan; Parmaksız, Ömer Kağan; Cömert, Hasan; Department of Economics (2020-10)
This study aims to examine the drivers of inflation for selected developing countries to compare the relative roles of internal and external factors. The study covers the period from 1995 to 2019, using PVAR and VAR Models. In this study, we want to test the hypothesis that the drivers of inflation have changed after the globalization. According to our results, as the world economy globalized, the inflation dynamics changed in favor of the external drivers. The exchange rate is the common driver of in...
Traffic assignment in transforming networks case study : Ankara
Zorlu, Fikret; Türel, Ali; Department of City and Regional Planning (2006)
This study investigates the relevance of dynamic traffic assignment models under uncertainty. In the last years researchers have dealt with advanced traffic control systems since road provision is not regarded as a proper solution to relieve congestion. Dynamic assignment which is an essential component of investment planning is regarded as a new research area in the field of urban transportation. In this study the performance of dynamic traffic assignment method, which incorporates time dependent flow, is ...
Modelling Energy Consumption of the Republic of Serbia using Linear Regression and Artificial Neural Network Technique
Protic, Milan; Fathurrahman, Fahman; Raos, Miomir (Mechanical Engineering Faculty in Slavonski Brod, 2019-02-01)
The objectives of the study are twofold. First, we aim to examine the most influential socio-economic indicators to explain energy consumption in Republic of Serbia. The second objective is to develop models that are able to predict the future energy consumption in the Republic of Serbia. This could be the first important step towards proper energy management in the country. Several potential socio-economic indicators are selected to be the independent variables. Regression analysis is conducted to select t...
Citation Formats
Y. B. Topuz, “Evaluating the effects of a transport infrastructure improvement on heterogenous household groups using an urban cge model,” Thesis (M.S.) -- Graduate School of Social Sciences. Economics., Middle East Technical University, 2019.