Discrete Choice analysis Predicting Demand and Market Shares

Sunday, February 12 - Thursday, February 16, 2017

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

Room BC 02 (click for the online map)


Practical information


The participants need a laptop computer for the laboratories. Make sure you notify the organizers about the operating system. Windows, Linux and MacOS X are supported.


We encourage the participants needing a visa to Switzerland to register soon enough. No invitation letter will be provided before the payment of the tuition has been received. It is the participants responsibility to contact the Swiss embassy or consulate in their country. Note the general policy section for information about cancellation fee.

Access to EPFL
230 V. 50 Hz. Plugs in Switzerland are of Type J, different from the rest of the world (see this page). Do not forget to bring a plug adaptor.
There are two hotels on campus:

If you prefer to stay in Lausanne, click here for a list of hotels. Some of them apply special rates for EPFL. Ask when you book.

When you arrive at the hotel, ask for a free public transportation pass called Mobilis.


Please contact Mila Bender if you have any special dietary requirements


  • Fundamental methodology
  • Data collection
  • Model design issues
  • Model estimation issues
  • Forecasting techniques
  • Examples and real case studies

Important dates

December 01, 2016:

January 14, 2017:

February 11, 2017:

February 12-16, 2017:
Important notice:
deadline for scholarships applications
deadline for early registration
deadline for late registration
the course is organized from Sunday to Thursday.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for professionals (from industry and public authorities) and academic researchers (professors, researchers, PhD students), interested in understanding and predicting consumer choices, demand and market share, such as marketing analysts, managers, planners, economists, engineers, operations researchers.


Mila Bender

Transport and Mobility Laboratory (TRANSP-OR)
Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne