Seminars

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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,…