Relationships Between U.S. Consumer Expenditures on Communications and Travel: 1984-2002

This paper examines trends with respect to consumers’ expenditure patterns in transportation and communications categories from 1984 to 2002. The trends are presented for several classifications (at various levels of category aggregation), and illustrated using raw expenditures (dollar values) as well as expenditure shares (percentages). Aggregate consumer expenditure data from the U.S. for the 19 years 1984−2002 is analyzed, using aggregate demand system modeling, in particular, a linear approximate almost ideal demand system, or LA-AIDS, model, to determine the relationships between expenditures on transportation and those on communications.


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  • Accession Number: 01147375
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCD-ITS-RR-06-13
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 11 2009 7:44PM