In this workshop report consideration is given to the classification of the population into traders and nontraders. It is pointed out that the distinction becomes important when one tries to analyze the general decision procedure determining travel choice, and is specifically important when one tries to estimate the value of time. The distinction is made according to the following definition: Given a situation where a person has to choose between n alternatives on the basis of k characteristics, we have to distinguish between those cases where there is 1 alternative (among the n) that is perceived to be dominant (i.e., is superior in all k respects) and the case where there is not. In the first case the person is a nontrader; in the second case the person is a trader.

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    • Gronau, Reuben
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00081598
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Apr 8 1975 12:00AM