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Factors explaining urban transport systems in large European cities: A cross-sectional approach
Albalate, Daniel, 1980-; Bel i Queralt, Germà, 1963-
The paper analyses the link between human capital and regional economic growth in the European Union. Using different indicat The importance of effective and efficient mobility in large cities is becoming essential for planners and citizens due to its impact in terms of social, economic and geographic development. The aim of this research is to determine factors explaining urban transport systems by estimating aggregate supply and demand equations for 45 large European cities. Supply and Demand equations are separately and jointly determined using OLS and SUR estimation models. On one hand, our findings suggest the importance of economic variables on the supply of public transport. On the other, we highlight the role of those factors influencing the generalized cost of transport as main drivers of demand for public transit. Additionally, regional variables are introduced to capture institutional heterogeneity in this service, and we find that regional patterns are powerful explanatory determinants of urban transportation systems in Europe.
Creixement econòmic
Recursos humans
Planificació del transport
Transport urbà
Administració local
Economic growth
Human capital
Transportation planning
Urban transportation
Local government
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Universitat de Barcelona. Institut de Recerca en Economia Aplicada Regional i Pública
         

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