Discrete choice models have played a very important role in transportation modelling for the last 30 years. They are routinely being used to estimate the influence of all sorts of factors on travel (choice) behavior, and to predict mobility patterns and market shares for transport-related services. As such, they are indispensable for the quantitative underpinning of many transport policies and plans. Increasingly, software packages and tools are becoming available which facilitates the use of these models in real applications by scholars, students and practitioners. This course covers i) the basics of discrete choice theory, including specification and estimation issues; ii) its mainstream model, the MNL-model based on Random Utility theory; iii) as well as more advanced models such as Mixed Logit and Random Regret; iv) data collection methods, with a special focus on designing statistically efficient stated preference-experiments.
Lecturers: Prof. Caspar Chorus, Prof. Harry Timmermans, Soora Rasouli MSc
ECTS: 1 (attendance) – 3 (attendance + assignment)
Time: 09.45 – 17.00 h.
21 & 22 January – TU Eindhoven: Dorgelozaal / Traverse
28 January – TU Delft: TPM, room B1.300
Participation: free for TRAIL/Beta/OML members and PhD students of participating faculties
Attachment: Discrete Choice Modelling