Encouraging Sustainable Transport Choices in American Households: Results from an Empirically Grounded Agent-Based Model

Natalini, Davide and Bravo, Giangiacomo (2013) Encouraging Sustainable Transport Choices in American Households: Results from an Empirically Grounded Agent-Based Model. Sustainability, 6 (1). pp. 50-69. ISSN 2071-1050

[img]
Preview
Text
Published Version
Available under the following license: Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (1MB) | Preview
Official URL: http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/6/1/50

Abstract

The transport sector needs to go through an extended process of decarbonisation to counter the threat of climate change. Unfortunately, the International Energy Agency forecasts an enormous growth in the number of cars and greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Two issues can thus be identified: (1) the need for a new methodology that could evaluate the policy performances ex-ante and (2) the need for more effective policies. To help address these issues, we developed an Agent-Based Model called Mobility USA aimed at: (1) testing whether this could be an effective approach in analysing ex-ante policy implementation in the transport sector; and (2) evaluating the effects of alternative policy scenarios on commuting behaviours in the USA. Particularly, we tested the effects of two sets of policies, namely market-based and preference-change ones. The model results suggest that this type of agent-based approach will provide a useful tool for testing policy interventions and their effectiveness.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: agent-based model, transport, environmental policies, price-based policies, preference-based policies, sustainability
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Technology
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email Davide.Natalini@anglia.ac.uk
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2017 14:04
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2017 14:04
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/702068

Actions (login required)

Edit Item Edit Item