Thierry Blayac

Thierry Blayac
Université de Montpellier | UM1 · Faculté d'Economie

PhD in Economics

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Introduction
I am full professor of Economics at the University of Montpellier and researcher at the Centre for Environmental Economics of Montpelliier (CEE-M). My research topics deal with the economic and econometric modeling of users behaviour (consumers and firms). A special focus is due to transportation environmental and health issues. More precisely, I am interested by non-market goods valuation. Therefore, most of my papers tackle the issue of value of travel time savings, value of travel time reliability or value of environmental amenities. In this aim, I frequently used econometric models of discrete choice (conditonal logit, nested or mixed logit, etc.) on stated preferences. Indeed, most of the data used in my research comes from Discrete Choice Experiments.

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Publications (34)
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This study aimed at assessing the role of travel information provision on behavioral changes in daily mobility in the metropolis of Montpellier in France. We focused on commuter behavior using data collected through an online survey on mobility behavior during the summer of 2015. We found that while 73% of commuters respondents use travel informati...
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Ecosystem Services (ES) can contribute to several aspects of human well-being (WB) that we understand as the subjective perception that individuals have of their quality of life, depending on a set of factors. We compare the relative weights of the WB factors resulting from ES (ES-based) and those that do not depend on ES (non-ES-based), from an on...
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We test the effectiveness of a social comparison nudge to enhance lockdown compliance during the Covid-19 pandemic, using a French representative sample (N=1154). Respondents were randomly assigned to a favourable/unfavourable informational feedback (daily road traffic mobility patterns, in Normandy - a region of France) on peer lockdown compliance...
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This study analyzes the perceptions of individuals on retrospective rail punctuality indicators to determine the most useful indicator according to socio-demographic characteristics, regular trip behavior variables, and railways transportation habits variables. In choice situations, individuals must choose between four punctuality indicators and an...
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This paper examines to what extent the ecosystem services (ES) provided by coastal (near toMontpellier) or aquaculture ponds (in the Dombes region) contribute to the life satisfaction of local populations and of direct beneficiaries of these ES. This research is based on three face-to-face surveys and an online survey on a national scale, so as to...
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I would like to invite you to discover our paper in the issue 521 of the magazine Transports, Infrastructures & Mobilité. This issue devotes a special feature to long-distance trips in France. Our study deals more specifically with long-distance tripsl by bus. It is co-written with Patrice Bougette from the University of the Côte d'Azur.
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Objective: To investigate the properties of the French version of the ICECAP-A capability instrument (Al-Janabi et al., 2013) through considering its relationship with validated health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and subjective wellbeing questionnaires on a sample of the general French population. Method: After a backward-forward translation of...
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The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) project identify the Mediterranean as a strategic area for new maritime networks in the 21st century. This paper highlights current maritime strategies in the Mediterranean as well as their impact on the spatial configuration of logistics networks on the Asia-Europe maritime route. The results suggest that the pos...
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The paper aims to shed light on the determinants of choice for new forms of mobility or new modes of transport. More precisely, we focus on transport mode choice between coach and carpooling for long-distance trips in France. To do so, we perform a discrete choice experiment survey in which attributes reflecting elements of comfort and flexibility...
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The opening up of the French long-distance bus industry is one of the outcomes of the Loi Macron. In this study, we build a unique data set of several representative bus routes and show that the effects of the liberalization have been encouraging in terms of fares, new entry, higher frequency, and higher quality. First, with regard to international...
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In this paper, we derive implementable measures of travelers’ willingness to pay to save travel time (VOT) and to improve the reliability ( VOR) of a given trip. We set out a simple microeconomic model of transport mode choice in which each trip is fully characterized by its price and the statistical distribution of its random travel time, assuming...
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Highlighting the value of natural areas is a key element of legitimation for the constraints their protection imposes on certain activities. Travel cost method is used to value the recreational activities of the Port-Cros National Park (France), the first marine Park created in Europe, and currently a marine and terrestrial natural protected area n...
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Highlighting the value of natural areas is a key element of legitimation for the constraints their protection imposes on certain activities. Travel cost method is used to value the recreational activities of the Port-Cros National Park (France), the first marine Park created in Europe, and currently a marine and terrestrial natural protected area n...
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Introduction [au numéro spécial "Contributions présentées lors des XXXIIes Journées de microéconomie appliquée"]
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Introduction L’hospitalisation à domicile consiste à fournir à domicile des soins qui sont traditionnellement réalisés à l’hôpital. En Europe, elle se développe rapidement dans le but d’améliorer l’efficience des prises en charge. Mais des questions se posent, dont celle des transferts de charge vers les patients et leurs aidants informels. L’objec...
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This article discusses a study of the perceptions of ecosystem services in pond fish farming in the Lorraine region, one of the principal pond fish farming regions in France. In total, 668 people were surveyed from four types of population: fish farmers, economic and institutional stakeholders, pond users and inhabitants of villages located close t...
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This paper deals with the estimation of the willingness to pay for travel time reliability (VOR). We report on a stated preferences survey and we provide an econometric treatment of the data using a conditional logit model. Estimations are made according to two alternative approaches: The first uses a mean-variance approach and the second uses spec...
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The purpose of this article is to show, based on the case of the French market, that consumer perception of different funeral service offers, along with new entry in a special storing facility service (“chambre funéraire”), can be sufficient to impose competitive pressures on the various suppliers, including the former monopolist. With a discrete c...
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Reputation mechanisms are mainly based on information sharing by traders about private trading experience. Each trader can therefore rely on his own past experience as a trader and on other traders' past experience. The former is the direct component of the reputation mechanism and the latter the indirect component (Bolton, Katok, & Ockenfels, 2004...
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This article appeared in a journal published by Elsevier. The attached copy is furnished to the author for internal non-commercial research and education use, including for instruction at the authors institution and sharing with colleagues. Other uses, including reproduction and distribution, or selling or licensing copies, or posting to personal,...
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This paper provides an assessment of the competitive eects of deregu- lation on a local market that exhibits typical competitive conditions in the French funeral industry. Using a nested logit model, we first show that demand for funeral services is characterized by relatively high price elas- ticities, which is contrary to widely shared beliefs. V...
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This paper deals with the estimation of a value of travel time savings for sea transport mode. The study relates more particularly to the transport modes ensuring the regular lines between the French Mediterranean seashore and Corsica. The data result from an investigation in stated preferences and are the subject of an econometric treatment with d...
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Du fait de son histoire et de ses spécificités, le marché européen du transport aérien a toujours fait l'objet d'un traitement particulier des autorités concurrentielles communautaires. Cependant, l'adoption récente par la Commission européenne d'un nouveau règlement annonce la suppression des accords d'exemption dont bénéficiaient jusqu'ici les co...
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The forecasts of air transport growth in France generate some considerations in relation to the capacity of current airport to receive this additional traffic. The authorities for a long time considered the construction of a third Parisian airport. For the hour, this strategy is rather dedicated to the abandonment, or at least still remains in buil...
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This paper tackles the valuation function of travel time savings. Formally, this valuation function is derived from a nonlinear representative utility which successfully relates and to modal choice within the random utility theory framework. We demonstrate the existence of a theoretical relationship between on the one hand, the value of travel time...
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This paper tackles the valuation function of travel time savings. More specifically, Box-Cox forms for the modal representative utility are suggested, forms which successfully connect DeSerpa's time allocation model to modal choice within the interpersonal random utility theory framework. From the point of view of the valuation function of travel t...
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Grande enquête de satisfaction et d'usages sur les usagers du réseau des bibliothèques publiques de l'agglomération de Montpellier qui s'est déroulée en février et mars 2006. Résultats complets et analyses.

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Analysis of the heterogeneity in motivations to evade taxes. Experimental work on various short term deterrent schemes impact on tax compliance decision. Analysis of long run determinants to tax compliance.