Commuters route choice behaviour

Selten, R., Chmura, T. ORCID: 0000-0001-7476-2030, Pitz, T., Kube, S. and Schreckenberg, M., 2007. Commuters route choice behaviour. Games and Economic Behavior, 58 (2), pp. 394-406. ISSN 0899-8256

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The paper reports laboratory experiments with a two route choice scenario. In each session 18 subjects had to choose between a main road M and a side road S. The capacity of M was larger. Feedback was given in treatment I only on the subjects' own travel time and in treatment II on travel time for M and S. The main results are as follows:

• Mean numbers on M and S are near to pure equilibrium.

• Fluctuations persist until the end of the sessions.

• The total number of changes is significantly greater in treatment I.
• Subjects' road changes and payoffs are negatively correlated.

• A direct response mode results in more changes for bad payoffs whereas a contrary response mode shows opposite reactions.

• Simulations of an extended payoff sum learning model fits the main results of the statistical evaluation of the data.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Games and Economic Behavior
Creators: Selten, R., Chmura, T., Pitz, T., Kube, S. and Schreckenberg, M.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: February 2007
Volume: 58
Number: 2
ISSN: 0899-8256
Rights: © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 23 Apr 2018 13:34
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2018 07:41

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