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Workers' marginal costs of commuting

van Ommeren, Jos and Fosgerau, Mogens (2008): Workers' marginal costs of commuting. Published in: Journal of Urban Economics , Vol. 65, No. 1 (2008): pp. 38-47.


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This paper applies a dynamic search model to estimate workers' marginal costs of commuting, including monetary and time costs. Using data on workers' job search activity as well as moving behaviour, for the Netherlands, we provide evidence that, on average, workers’ marginal costs of one hour of commuting are about 17 euro

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