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Environmental attitudes and emissions charging: An example of policy implications for vehicle choice

Matthew J. Beck, John Rose () and David Hensher ()

Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 2013, vol. 50, issue C, 171-182

Abstract: A growing global focus on environmental concerns, in particular the role of carbon emissions in global warming, has created an atmosphere where attitudes towards the environment are a pre-eminent focus. In particular, the role of the motor vehicle in climate change has become increasingly important. In this paper a stated preference experiment is used to examine the impact of an emissions charge on vehicle choice in the context of such environmental attitudes; which are found to be key in explaining preference variation. The policy implications of this result are discussed, highlighting the usefulness of latent class modelling for policy management.

Keywords: Stated preference; Emissions charging; Vehicle choice; Latent class; Attitudes; Policy implementation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2013.01.015

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