On 4 February 2016 TRAIL PhD student Elaheh Khademi successfully defended her PhD thesis ‘Effects of Pricing Strategies on Dynamic Repertoires of Activity-Travel Behaviour’
As an alternative to the current state of the art in travel behavioral research, the ultimate goal of this thesis is to consider a new approach to study the impact of external policies on changes in current activity-travel patterns. The proposed approach in this thesis differs from existing approaches in the following ways. First, the focus is on complete activity repertoires of individuals. Secondly, the focus of attention is on the overall utility of an activity. Thirdly, it is assumed that individuals’ adaptation may be sub-optimal. Finally, the focus is on behavioral changes under influence of a multitude of policies.