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EconNet: Accessibility and mobility in urban India

Date: 14 Dec 2017

Time: 12:00 PM

Location: 1300 New York Ave., NW, Washington, DC - Room SE-1035, United States


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Title: Accessibility and mobility in urban India
Presenter: Adam Storeygard (Tufts University)

Abstract: Using a popular web mapping and transportation service, we generate information for more than 22 million counterfactual trip instances in 154 large Indian cities. We then use this information to estimate a number of indices of time-accessibility, distance-accessibility, and mobility for these cities. For each family of indices, we first show that our measurements are robust to a wide variety of methodological choices. Second, we show how time accessibility relates to both distance-accessibility and mobility, which we further breakdown into mobility in absence of traffic and the congestion delays caused by traffic. Finally, we examine the main determinants of mobility, mobility in absence of traffic, traffic delays, and time- and distance-accessibility.

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EconNet is the technical seminar series initiative of the Research Department and Knowledge and Learning Sector of the IDB. The series consist of brown-bag seminars at which an invited researcher presents his or her latest research findings on development issues relevant to Latin America and the Caribbean. EconNet takes place every Thursday from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.

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