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Transition to a low carbon transport system: including time as a decision factor in transport modal choice
Thesis title in Czech: Přechod k nízkouhlíkové dopravě: zahrnutí času jako rozhodovacího faktoru volby dopravního prostředku
Thesis title in English: Transition to a low carbon transport system: including time as a decision factor in transport modal choice
Academic year of topic announcement: 2018/2019
Thesis type: Bachelor's thesis
Thesis language: angličtina
Department: Institute of Economic Studies (23-IES)
Supervisor: Mgr. Lukáš Rečka, Ph.D.
Author: hidden - assigned by the advisor
Date of registration: 26.05.2019
Date of assignment: 26.05.2019
Date and time of defence: 24.01.2022 09:00
Date of electronic submission:16.09.2021
Date of proceeded defence: 24.01.2022
Opponents: Mgr. Milan Ščasný, Ph.D.
URKUND check:

Andrew Daly, Stephane Hess, 2019 " VTT or VTTS: a note on terminology for value of travel time
Work” Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2019

Hannah E. Daly, Kalai Ramea, Alessandro Chiodi, Sonia Yeh, Maurizio Gargiulo, Brian Ó Gallachóir 2014 “Incorporating travel behaviour and travel time into TIMES energy system
Models” Applied Energy

Semen Uimonen, Toni Tukia, Matti Lehtonen 2018 “Vertical Transportation Demand Response:
Cost of Lost Customer Hours” School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University

Raffaele Salvucci, Jacopo Tattini, Maurizio Gargiulo, Antti Lehtilä, Kenneth Karlsson 2018 “Modelling transport modal shift in TIMES models through elasticities of
Substitution” Applied Energy

Henrik Lund, Willett Kempton, 2008, “Integration of renewable energy into the transport and electricity sectors through V2G” Energy Policy
Rečka L, Ščasný M. 2017. Impacts of Reclassified Brown Coal Reserves on the Energy System and Deep Decarbonisation Target in the Czech Republic. Energies. 10(Energy Market Transitions):1–27
Rečka L, Ščasný M. 2018. Brown coal and nuclear energy deployment: Effects on fuel-mix, carbon targets, and external costs in the Czech Republic up to 2050. Fuel. 216:494–502

Preliminary scope of work in English
Bachelor’s Thesis Proposal
Institute of Economic Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences
Charles University in Prague

Author’s name and surname: Jan Mrkous
Supervisor’s name: Lukáš Rečka
Supervisor’s email:
Notes: Please enter the information from the proposal to the Student Information System (SIS) and submit the proposal signed by yourself and by the supervisor to the Academic Director (“garant”) of the undergraduate program.
Proposed Topic:
Transition to a low carbon transport system: including time as a decision factor in transport modal choice.
Preliminary scope of work:
Research question and motivation
I will try to analyze the travel time factors in the Czech Republic transport possibilities.
Travel time, being a crucial aspect of transport economics is worth being paid a lot more attention . It helps us to understand the pro and cons of travel decision making. That can later provide a reliable source of information for future transport policies.

In the last few years, there had been developed number of models to analyze the crucial aspect of European Energy roadmap 2050 .Many of these studies the possibilities of new eco-friendly technologies or sources of renewable technology. However, the behavioural aspect of transport often does not play any significant part in these models . Time is a crucial factor in the modal choice of transport. Therefore, I extend a standard energy model of the transport sector by including travel time budget and travel time investment in the model.
My motivation is to analyze the importance of travel time constraint (choosing between car/train/bus), and how it could affect the CO2, NOx and other undesired emission rates, together with the energy consumption.

I will contribute to the developing of detailed transport sector module in of TIMES-CZ model ((Rečka & Ščasný 2017, 2018)). I will provide a robust literature review of the value of travel time and related aspects that can be applied in transport sector modelling.
I will elaborate on the method developed by Daly et al., (2014), which applies travel time budget and travel time investment to model transport modal choice. Values on-time budget and travel time investment will be obtained from literature and will be included directly into the objective function of the model.

a. why is my topic interesting
b. a brief overview of existing knowledge
c. how I add to existing research
d. main results and what they mean
e. how is the thesis organized

Literature review
a. the literature on travel time, energy economics, modelling of the transport sector

Methodology and data
a. description of data
b. description of the model and implementation of travel time budget and travel time investments
c. how I analyzed the data
d. what hypotheses will be tested

a. interpretation of the results

a. broader interpretation of results
b. implications for practice
c. topics for further research

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