Title: The opportunity costs of commuting: the value of a commuting satellite account framework with an example from Lisbon Metropolitan Area
Authors: Ferreira, João-Pedro 
Ramos, Pedro 
Cruz, Luís 
Barata, Eduardo 
Keywords: Commuting, environmental impacts, metropolitan areas, multi-regional input–output analysis, satellite accounts
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Abstract: Commuting affects regional and urban economies. It shapes urban areas, defines their relationships with neighboring regions, intensifies economic flows and exacerbates energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. This paper sets out a proposal for an innovative commuting satellite account (CSA), integrated in a multi-regional input–output model. This framework combines commuting activities with regional distribution of income, distinct household consumption structures, real estate renting activities and the energy consumption and environmental flows incorporated in the different industries. To assess the opportunity costs of commuting, the CSA framework is applied to the Lisbon Metropolitan Area. The socio-economic-environmental impacts of a scenario in which commuters become non-commuters by moving their residence to the municipality in which they work are estimated. The analysis indicates that: commuting, in general, induces significant economic and environmental opportunity costs. Finally, the adoption of policy-oriented recommendations contributing to limit sprawling in metropolitan regions is discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/48266
ISSN: 0953-5314 (print)
1469-5758 (online)
DOI: 10.1080/09535314.2017.1357536
Rights: embargoedAccess
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