Abstract: This paper uses a difference-in-differences strategy and an event-study analysis to evaluate the effect of Uber entries on vehicle miles travelled in 346 US Metropolitan statistical areas between 2011 and 2017. Empirical results demonstrate that Uber entries have no significant effect on the total vehicle miles travelled in a city. However, Uber is found to decrease the vehicle miles travelled on highways but increase them on collector roads. All these effects come mainly from large metropolitan statistical areas. A simulation exercise suggests that Uber entries cause longer travel times if the share of travel time spent on collector roads is high.
该文2022年12月在线发表于经济学综合性期刊Canadian Journal of Economics。该期刊为经济与管理学院B+类期刊。