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Joint econometric models of freight transport chain and shipment size choice

Project Number: 384

Project Leader: Megeresa Abate

Start Date: 2014-06-01

End Date: 2015-03-31

Research Question In freight transportation, decisions regarding the choice of transport mode (or chains of modes) and shipment size are closely linked. Building on this basic insight, in this paper we estimate and review various joint econometric models using the Swedish National Commodity Flow surveys (CFS). Robust parameter estimates from this exercise will be used to update the current deterministic logistics module of the Swedish national freight model system (the SAMGODS model) to a stochastic one.

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