Seminars

The Choice Modelling Centre is hosting a ‘Choices in dynamic environments’ workshop, with guest speakers Joerg Rieskamp (University of Basel) and Nathan Evans (University of Amsterdam). Modelling decisions in dynamic choice contexts, where the decision maker has to make a single or a series of choices in a changing scenario (e.g. driving manoeuvres, housing, route…
Discrete choice and machine learning: Thomson and Thompson?  Presented by Professor Michel Bierlaire, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. Date: Tuesday 11th June 2019 Time: 13.15-14.15 Location: rm 1.11 Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds All welcome. No booking required.   Abstract: Classification methods from machine learning are receiving a lot of attention…
Dr Sander van Cranenburgh and Dr Marco Kouwenhoven, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. An artificial neural network based method to uncover the Value-of-Travel-Time distribution. Tuesday, 19th of March, 13:30 to 14:30. Institute for Transport Studies, room 1.11, University of Leeds Abstract: In this presentation, we propose an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) based method to…
Caspar Chorus, Professor of Choice Behavior Modeling, TU Delft. Obfuscation maximization for discrete choice analysis. Wednesday 6 March 2018, 10:00 to 11:00 Institute for Transport Studies, room 1.11, University of Leeds Abstract: Discrete choice theory is founded on the idea that the preferences of individuals echo through in the choices they make. I argue that…
Seminar and Workshop with the Extending the QALY project team Tuesday 26th February The Academic Unit of Health Economics is very pleased to welcome Prof John Brazier, Dr Tessa Peasgood and Dr Clara Mukuria from the University of Sheffield on Tuesday 26th February, 2019. They will present a seminar and workshop on the Extending the QALY (E-QALY) project, an exciting and…
Paul Koster, Assistant Professor, Vrije Universiteit. Choice modelling for participatory value evaluation experiments. (Dekker, Koster and Mouter)   Abstract: Participatory value evaluation (PVE) is a novel valuation approach to study the optimal allocation of public budgets developed in a series of papers by Mouter et al. (2018), Dekker et al. (2018) and Koster et al….
Annesha Enam, Assistant Professor at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). Association between Moods and Activity Engagement Choices: An Application of Hybrid Multiple Discrete Continuous Choice (HMDC) Model. Abstract: In the recent years, multiple discrete continuous (MDC) models have emerged as a popular framework to simultaneously model the choice of multiple goods (that are…
Seda Erdem, Senior Lecturer in Applied Economics, Research Coordinator of the Economics Division, University of Stirling Do food labels influence our choices and the way we make decisions? Abstract: This research investigates whether front-of-pack labels can be considered as educative visual nudges. It explores consumers’ preferences for different labelling formats, such as colour-codes, descriptor texts…
 Susan Chilton, Professor of Economics, Newcastle University Business School. Using a Veil of Ignorance to incorporate citizen preferences in willingness-to-pay values. Thursday 17 May 2018, 11:00 to 12:00 Institute for Transport Studies, room 1.11, University of Leeds Abstract: For consistency with Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA), willingness to pay (WTP) values from stated preference surveys should…
Ricardo Daziano, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University. A fast minorization-maximization algorithm for the mixture-of-normals logit model: value of time estimates under crowding conditions in the NYC subway. 22 February 2018, 11:00 to 12:00. University of Leeds, Liberty Building, room 1.12. Abstract: A flexible semiparametric solution to the problem of specifying preference heterogeneity distributions in…
Jacek Pawlak, Research Fellow, Imperial College London, Urban Systems Laboratory and Centre for Transport Studies From the quantity to be minimised to a valuable resource: modelling travel time use choices and their implications in the era of mobile ICT and digital activities. 26 April 2018, 11:00 to 12:00. Baines Wing SR (1.16), University of Leeds….
Marek Giergiczny, Assistant professor, Department of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw. External Tests of Scope in Choice Experiments. 22 March 2018, 11:00 to 12:00. Business School Maurice Keyworth SR (1.06), University of Leeds. Abstract: Despite the growing popularity of Choice Experiments (CE), the number of studies which tested CE reliability is very limited. This is an important…
Ricardo Daziano, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University. Using Discrete Choice Experiments to assess early Consumer Response to Vehicle Automation. 22 February 2018, 11:00 to 12:00. University of Leeds, Liberty Building, room 1.12. Abstract: Autonomous vehicles use sensing and communication technologies to navigate safely and efficiently with little or no input from the…
Dr. Erlend Dancke Sandorf, Research Fellow at the Centre for Environmental and Resource Economics, Umeå, Sweden. Assessing the impact of “professional” respondents using an Integrated Choice and Latent Variable model. 8 February 2017, 11:00 to 12:00. University of Leeds, Institute for Transport Studies (ITS) Room 1.11. Abstract: Online panels are increasingly used for stated preference research,…
Dr. Chiara Calastri Differently from many other countries, a PhD in the UK does not involve a public defence. For this reason, we decided to start a new series of seminars for CMC students, hoping that other research groups will find this interesting and hopefully adopt the idea for their students as well. Shortly after the Viva, we will organise an…
Matthew Quaife Sex, risk, and preferences: Using stated preference data to model behaviour in HIV prevention Thursday, 9th November, 11:00-12:00 University of Leeds, Institute for Transport Studies (ITS) Room 1.11 Abstract: Evidence suggests that economic factors play an important role in commercial sex work, in particular we see that condomless sex commands a price premium…
Dr. David Palma A. Providing personalised feedback to investigate the role of social influence on travel behaviour Thursday, 2nd November, 11:00-12:00 University of Leeds, Institute for Transport Studies (ITS) Room 1.11 Abstract: Providing feedback to travellers about their travel behaviour is a popular method to encourage active travel and reduce the use of car. Most…
Dr. Lissy La Paix Puello Measurement of non-random attrition effects on mobility rates using trip diaries data Thursday, 19th October, 11:00-12:00 Business School Maurice Keyworth SR (1.06), Maurice Keyworth Building, University of Leeds, Moorland Rd, Leeds LS6 1AN Abstract: This paper examines the influence of panel attrition on the intrapersonal dynamics in self-reported trip rates, using…
Prof. Sergio R. Jara-Diaz Time use models and the values of work, leisure and travel: a personal research perspective Tuesday, 18th July, 11:00-12:00 Abstract: Departing from Becker (1965), DeSerpa (1972), Evans (1972), Train and McFadden (1978) and others, the evolution of a series of microeconomic models of time use is presented. The kernel idea was…
Felipe González Identifiability of discrete choice models considering heterogeneous heuristics Wednesday, 28th June Abstract: Random utility maximization -RUM- (McFadden, 1973) is established as the most popular theory of discrete choice, having as the most iconic models the multinomial logit, hierarchical logit, and mixed logit models. Because these models are based on an additive measure of…
Dr. Alexander Erath Principal Investigator of Engaging Mobility & Co-PI of Cognition, Perception, and Behaviour in Urban Environments Bike to the future: using Virtual Reality to study mobility behaviour Tuesday 9 May 2017 Abstract: The opening of new infrastructure can open windows of opportunity for longitudinal studies to assess impact of built environment on mode choice….
Mathieu Plourde Route choice modeling applications in the city of Québec Wednesday 3 May 2017 Abstract: Understanding the mechanism behind route choice appears crucial to urban planner and decisions makers. The derivation of the choice set considered by the individual is not straightforward as potential alternatives are almost infinite and the agent is oblivious to…
Dr. David Palma A. Modelling wine choices in a realistic way: combining incentive compatibility, sensory science and discrete-continuous modelling. Thursday 23 March 2017 Abstract: Purchasing any food or beverage product is a multi-stage, multi-attribute process. During the first purchase, consumers rely only on extrinsic (i.e. visual) attributes. After purchase consumers can taste the product, perceiving…
Dr. Edward Webb Explaining consumer choice anomalies using eye-tracking Thursday 23 February 2017 Abstract: Consumers often exhibit preference reversals by choosing a low quality, low price good when prices are low, but a high quality, high price good when prices are high, even though the price of the quality premium is held constant. We examine…
Dr. Tatjana Ibraimovic Analysing ethnic preferences using a discrete choice modelling framework Friday 10 February 2017 Abstract: Ethnic pluralism and its increasing trend across European countries, has sparked debate on residential segregation, a phenomenon that has various repercussions at economic, social and urban dimensions of modern societies. Social integration and cohesion in residential areas is,…
Dr. Marek Giergiczny Assistant Professor, Department of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw Using advanced choice models to study animal behaviour Wednesday 18th January 2017 Abstract: Recent developments in positioning technology have led to new opportunities for investigating resource selection by animals but also new challenges related to the development of proper tools for the analysis…
Prof. Elisabetta Cherchi Professor of Transport in the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University. The effect of informational and normative conformity in the preference for electric vehicles Thursday 15th December 2016 Abstract: According to Crutchfield (1955) individuals consciously or unconsciously tend to “yield to group pressures” and consequently to act in agreement to…
Dr. Amanda Stathopoulos Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University. Empirical analysis of crowd-sourced freight deliveries Thursday 10th November 2016 Abstract: This seminar presents results from empirical analysis of crowd-sourced freight deliveries in the US. Crowd-sourced deliveries build on the idea that citizens deliver goods, ideally along planned travel routes. Crowdshipping has a…
Dr. Maria Börjesson Associate Professor, Director of the Centre for Transport Studies, KTH Royal Institute of Technology The Impact of Accessibility on Labor Earnings Thursday 13th October 2016 Abstract: We estimate to what extent decision makers can induce agglomeration by investing in transport improvements increasing the job accessibility, and how this in turn influences wage…
Prof. Brett Day Professor of Environmental Economics, Director of the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute (LEEP), University of Exeter The Value of the English Outdoors: A Cross-Nested Logit Model of Recreation Demand for Greenspaces in England Friday 23nd September 2016 Abstract: This paper reports on the development of a recreation demand model for outdoor…