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|Title:||Expectations formation and forecasting of vehicle demand: An empirical study of the vehicle quota auctions in Singapore|
|Authors:||Chu, S.-F. |
|Source:||Chu, S.-F., Koh, W.T.H., Tse, Y.K. (2004). Expectations formation and forecasting of vehicle demand: An empirical study of the vehicle quota auctions in Singapore. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 38 (5) : 367-381. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2003.12.002|
|Abstract:||This paper studies expectations formation and forecasting of vehicle demand in Singapore under the vehicle quota system. Under the system, a car buyer must first bid for a vehicle license in monthly auctions in order to purchase a new car. We construct an econometric model to test the hypothesis that past bid distributions of the license auctions contain information that car buyers can use to update their expectations about the intensity of market demand, forecast license premiums and formulate their bidding strategies in future auctions. Our empirical analysis indicates that past bid distributions have a good degree of predictive power for the vehicle license premiums. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.|
|Source Title:||Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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