Seminars

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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…