Cell phone effect on motor vehicle fatality rates: a Bayesian and classical econometric evaluation

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Publication Type Manuscript
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Economics
Creator Fowles, Richard
Other Author Loeb, Peter D.; Clarke, Wm. A.
Title Cell phone effect on motor vehicle fatality rates: a Bayesian and classical econometric evaluation
Date 2010
Description This paper examines the potential effect of cell phones on motor vehicle fatality rates normalized for other driving related and socioeconomic factors. The model used is nonlinear so as to address both life-taking and life-saving attributes of cell phones. The model is evaluated using classical methods along with Bayesian Extreme Bounds Analysis (EBA). The use of both classical and Bayesian methods diminishes the model and parameter uncertainties which afflict more conventional modeling methods which rely on only one of the two methods. The results indicate the presence of both life-taking and life-saving attributes of cell phones on motor vehicle fatality rates depending on the volume of cell phone subscribers in existence.
Type Text
Publisher Elsevier
First Page 1
Last Page 24
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Fowles, R., Loeb, P. D., & Clarke, W. A. (2010). Cell phone effect on motor vehicle fatality rates: a Bayesian and classical econometric evaluation. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 1-24.
Rights Management (c) Elsevier www.elsevier.com
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xk8zw1
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