What Drives Carpooling?
Traffic is a significant and growing concern in many developing and emerging countries, which are experiencing rising incomes and increasing urbanization. This project aims to shed light on one mechanism that has the potential to help reduce traffic and its associated ills: specifically, can carpooling be encouraged? Researchers will partner with an innovative company that has designed a phone app that aims to help individuals coordinate to carpool. Using this platform, they will test the willingness to pay for carpooling services, as well as understand what can be done to reduce coordination failures and increase the match rate of drivers and passengers.