The objective of this study is to incorporate anticipated congestion in an individual-specific demand framework using random utility theory. In this process the notion of interdependent utility functions will be utilized and implemented in a relatively simple econometric structure. The model will be illustrated in an empirical application to wilderness recreation in which congestion plays a key role in recreation site choice behaviour.
Keywords: Congestion, random utility models, threshold effects
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