Quotation Lehner, Stephan, Peer, Stefanie, Gren, Mateusz, Koller, Hannes, Dragaschnig, Melitta, Brändle, Norbert, Sengupta, Raja. 2020. Innovative pricing policies for commuting: a field experiment. In: Mapping the Travel Behavior Genome, Hrsg. Goulias, Konstadinos G., Davis, Adam W. 613-631. USA: Elsevier.




Based on an innovative field experiment, this paper analyzes the effect of spatially and temporally differentiated pricing instruments on the travel behavior of commuters. The study aims to understand the underlying preferences, trade-offs, and restrictions faced by participants. The experiment uses a smartphone-based tracking technology performing automatic detection of travel modes. We recruited volunteers commuting by car to Vienna (Austria). A dedicated app recorded the commuting behavior of 95 participants throughout five weeks, including a week of pre- and post-measurement, respectively. Only a few participants changed their behavior in the expected direction. Plausible reasons are the experiment's innovative design, as well as, inconvenience related to adjusting one's schedule and mode of transport, in particular altering one's start of work.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Chapter in edited volume
Language English
Title Innovative pricing policies for commuting: a field experiment.
Title of whole publication Mapping the Travel Behavior Genome
Editor Goulias, Konstadinos G., Davis, Adam W.
Page from 613
Page to 631
Location USA
Publisher Elsevier
Year 2020
Reviewed? Y
URL https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-817340-4.00031-0
ISBN 978-0-12-817340-4
Open Access N


Lehner, Stephan (Former researcher)
Peer, Stefanie (Details)
Brändle, Norbert (AIT, Austria)
Dragaschnig, Melitta (AIT, Austria)
Gren, Mateusz (Mateusz Gren, Austria)
Koller, Hannes (AIT, Austria)
Sengupta, Raja (University of California, Berkeley, United States/USA)
Institute for Multi-Level Governance and Development IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5300 Economics (Details)
5332 Transport economics (Details)
5351 Public economy (Details)
5915 Economic geography (Details)
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