Estimating the effect of accessibility on wages

  • Elias Stapput Knudsen DTU Management
  • Katrine Hjorth DTU Management
  • Ninette Pilegaard DTU Management


In this paper, we estimate the elasticity of wages in Denmark with respect to changes in generalised travel costs. The estimation of the elasticity is done on Danish register data from year 2002 and 2010. This elasticity is used as an estimate for the productivity effects of transport infrastructure changes and is to be applied in calculations of the wider economic benefits of transport infrastructure improvements in Denmark.