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Li, C.-Z. & Isacsson, G. (2012). Valuing urban accessibility and air quality in Sweden: a regional welfare analysis. Empirical Economics, 42(3), 881-898
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Valuing urban accessibility and air quality in Sweden: a regional welfare analysis
2012 (English)In: Empirical Economics, ISSN 0377-7332, E-ISSN 1435-8921, Vol. 42, no 3, p. 881-898Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article is concerned with the implicit values of urban accessibility and air quality in Sweden. Based on the hedonic wage and rent theory, we construct an econometric model to compute such values, and illustrate their implications for regional welfare analysis. It is shown that for most Swedish cities, welfare has increased from 1986 to 1998 due to improved air quality but the positive effect is partly offset by the deteriorated accessibility in some areas. The results also indicate that the values people place on urban accessibility and air quality vary considerably across regions.

Keywords
Hedonic pricing, Air quality, Urban accessibility, Welfare analysis
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-10237 (URN)10.1007/s00181-011-0462-3 (DOI)000304108200012 ()
Available from: 2012-06-27 Created: 2012-06-27 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Isacsson, G. & Karlström, A. (2010). Is sick absence related to commuting travel time?: Swedish evidence based on the generalized propensity score estimator. Stockholm: Swedish National Road & Transport Research Institute (VTI)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Is sick absence related to commuting travel time?: Swedish evidence based on the generalized propensity score estimator
2010 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper focuses on the effects of commuting time on sickness insurance utilization by applying a generalized propensity score estimator to a large sample of Swedish employees. We analyse the effect of commuting time both on the probability of using sickness insurance at all and on the probability that an individual on sick leave is on so-called partial sick leave rather than being completely absent from work. Insurance utilization is in both cases defined as being ill for more than 14 days. The results indicate, in general, that individuals do not use sickness insurance because of their commuting time. However, commuting time seems to increase the risk of being on sick leave among females with relatively low annual wage earnings. The results indicate, furthermore, a relatively weak and negative relationship between the probability of being on partial sick leave and commuting time in the group of individuals who have utilized sickness insurance. The latter result applies to both men and women.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Swedish National Road & Transport Research Institute (VTI), 2010
Series
Scandinavian working papers in Economics ; 3
Keywords
Commuting time; Sick absence; General propensity score
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Komplexa system - mikrodataanalys
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-4462 (URN)
Available from: 2010-01-19 Created: 2010-01-19 Last updated: 2015-06-23Bibliographically approved
Isacsson, G. & Li, C.-Z. (2009). Valuing air quality and urban accessibility: A regional welfare analysis. Uppsala: Economics Department, Uppsala University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Valuing air quality and urban accessibility: A regional welfare analysis
2009 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper is concerned with the implicit values of urban accessibility and air quality in Sweden. Based on the hedonic wage and rent theory, we construct an econometric model to compute such values, and illustrate their implications for regional sustainability analysis. It is shown that for most Swedish cities, welfare has increased from 1986 to 1998 due to improved air quality but the positive effect is partly offset by the deteriorated accessibility in some areas. The results also indicate that the values people place on urban accessibility and air quality vary considerably across regions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Economics Department, Uppsala University, 2009
Series
Working paper / Department of Economics, Uppsala University (Online), ISSN 1653-6975
Keywords
hedonic pricing, air quality, urban accessibility, welfare analysis
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Komplexa system - mikrodataanalys
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-4414 (URN)
Available from: 2010-01-11 Created: 2010-01-11 Last updated: 2015-06-23Bibliographically approved
Isacsson, G., Karlström, A. & Swärdh, J.-E. (2008). The value of time from subjective data on life satisfaction and job satisfaction: An empirical assessment. Stockholm: Swedish National Road & Transport Research Institute
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The value of time from subjective data on life satisfaction and job satisfaction: An empirical assessment
2008 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper compares estimates of the value of commuting time, working time and household working time from empirical models of subjective assessments of life satisfaction and job satisfaction, respectively, to the corresponding estimates obtained from an empirical search model of the labour market. The results indicate that all three variables produce rather high estimates of the value of commuting time. The results regarding the value of working time differ more between the different outcome variables and it is only significantly different from zero in the model of life satisfaction. Perhaps less surprisingly, the estimate of the value of household working time is also only significantly different from zero in the model of life satisfaction in contrast to the models of job satisfaction and job durations where it is insignificantly different from zero. This paper compares estimates of the value of commuting time, working time and household working time from empirical models of subjective assessments of life satisfaction and job satisfaction, respectively, to the corresponding estimates obtained from an empirical search model of the labour market. The results indicate that all three variables produce rather high estimates of the value of commuting time. The results regarding the value of working time differ more between the different outcome variables and it is only significantly different from zero in the model of life satisfaction. Perhaps less surprisingly, the estimate of the value of household working time is also only significantly different from zero in the model of life satisfaction in contrast to the models of job satisfaction and job durations where it is insignificantly different from zero.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Swedish National Road & Transport Research Institute, 2008
Series
VTi Working papers ; 2
Keywords
Life satisfaction, Job satisfaction, Job Search, Value of Time
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-4418 (URN)
Available from: 2010-01-11 Created: 2010-01-11 Last updated: 2015-06-23Bibliographically approved
Isacsson, G. & Swärdh, J.-E. (2007). An empirical on-the-job search model with preferences for relative earnings: How high is the value of commuting time?.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An empirical on-the-job search model with preferences for relative earnings: How high is the value of commuting time?
2007 (English)Report (Other academic)
Series
VTI Working papers
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-3146 (URN)
Available from: 2008-02-22 Created: 2008-02-22 Last updated: 2015-06-23Bibliographically approved
Isacsson, G. & Regnér, H. (2007). Changes during the 1990’s in the location of Swedish power couples: Consequences and explanations.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Changes during the 1990’s in the location of Swedish power couples: Consequences and explanations
2007 (English)Report (Other academic)
Series
Working paper 1/2007 Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI)
Keywords
City earnings premiums, power couples, location
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-3147 (URN)
Available from: 2008-02-22 Created: 2008-02-22 Last updated: 2015-06-23Bibliographically approved
Isacsson, G. (2007). The trade off between time and money: Is there a difference between real and hypothetical choices?.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The trade off between time and money: Is there a difference between real and hypothetical choices?
2007 (English)Report (Other academic)
Series
VTI Working papers ; 3
Keywords
Hypothetical bias; Experiment; Value of time; Generalized Method of Moments estimator; Bootstrap; Asymptotic refinement
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-3148 (URN)
Available from: 2008-02-22 Created: 2008-02-22 Last updated: 2015-06-23Bibliographically approved
Isacsson, G. (2007). Twin Data vs. Longitudinal Data to Control for Unobserved Variables in Earnings Functions — Which Are the Differences?. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 69(3), 339-362
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Twin Data vs. Longitudinal Data to Control for Unobserved Variables in Earnings Functions — Which Are the Differences?
2007 (English)In: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, ISSN 0305-9049, E-ISSN 1468-0084, Vol. 69, no 3, p. 339-362Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper compares two different approaches empirically to control for unobserved characteristics when estimating the effect of marriage on male and female earnings: the longitudinal and the twins approach. The estimates were obtained by exploiting the longitudinal dimension of a large sample of Swedish twins, so that longitudinal and twin-based estimates could be obtained in the same sample. The two approaches lead to different conclusions both regarding the role of unobserved characteristics in the cross-sectional earnings–marriage relationship and the effect of marriage on earnings. The paper investigates three potential explanations of this difference.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2007
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-3145 (URN)
Available from: 2008-02-22 Created: 2008-02-22 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Isacsson, G. (2005). External effects of education on earnings: Swedish evidence using matched employee-establishment data. Uppsala: IFAU
Open this publication in new window or tab >>External effects of education on earnings: Swedish evidence using matched employee-establishment data
2005 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper provides an empirical investigation of externalities from education in Sweden in an earnings equation framework. The empirical models are estimated on a large sample of matched employees and establishments. External effects of education are identified from the average educational attainment of workers outside the individual’s establishment. The paper also investigates the coherence of the evidence with respect to the idea that educational externalities arise through face-to-face interaction between individuals. A set of different specifications and fixed effects models is used to investigate the robustness of the basic cross-sectional model. The cross-sectional models suggest, in general, that externalities are positive and significantly different from zero. The cross-sectional evidence is also broadly coherent with the idea that externalities are declining in spatial transaction costs, such as the Euclidean distance between establishments. However, after accounting for individual fixed effects and dummy variables for the county in which the individual works the results indicate no statistically significant external effects of education on earnings in Sweden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: IFAU, 2005
Series
Working Paper, ISSN 1404-1456
Keywords
Education, Earnings
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-4415 (URN)
Available from: 2010-01-11 Created: 2010-01-11 Last updated: 2015-06-23Bibliographically approved
Isacsson, G. (2004). Estimating the economic return to educational levels using data on twins. Journal of applied econometrics (Chichester, England), 19(1), 99-119
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Estimating the economic return to educational levels using data on twins
2004 (English)In: Journal of applied econometrics (Chichester, England), ISSN 0883-7252, E-ISSN 1099-1255, Vol. 19, no 1, p. 99-119Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-822 (URN)
Available from: 2005-01-10 Created: 2005-01-10 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
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