By Julian van Kampen – Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science in the Netherlands (CWI)
In this project, the researchers investigate changes in car ownership in Amsterdam resulting from the opening of the North-South metro line. In order to separate the effects of the North-Southline from other effects, we will be also looking into motivations for changes in car ownership resulting from changes in income, household, and residential location. To disentangle those effects, CBS microdata on all the individuals who live or have lived in Amsterdam for the past ten years is used. Due to a large amount of data, a lot of computational power is required for the analyses, otherwise, models quickly run into numerical problems which cost a lot of time. The OSSC environment provides us with the utilities needed to perform our analyses and complete our research within a reasonable time.