Mathematical modeling of behavior


Date Topic Assignment Files
Sep 20 Case studies introduction None Instructions 1
Example of data and model files
Presentation 1
Sep 27 Binary Logit None Instructions 2
Airline Itinerary Choice (Boeing)
Netherlands Mode Choice
Presentation 2
Oct 4 Binary Logit Hand in lab 2 Presentation 3
Oct 11 Biogeme output None Instructions 4
Oct 18 Multinomial Logit (part I) None Instructions 5
Airline Itinerary Choice (Boeing)
Residential Telephone Services
Oct 25 Multinomial Logit (part II) None Instructions 6
Airline Itinerary Choice (Boeing)
Residential Telephone Services
Nov 1 MNL specification testing None Instructions 7
Nov 8 MNL specification testing Hand in lab 7
Nov 15 Nested Logit and Cross-Nested Logit None Instructions 8
Residential Telephone Services
Nov 22 Nested Logit and Cross-Nested Logit None
Nov 29 Validation and forecasting introduction None Instructions 9
Forecasting tutorial
Files for the forecasting part
Dec 6 Forecasting and price optimization None Instructions 10
Forecasting and price optimization files
Dec 13 Mixtures of models None Instructions 11
Dec 20 Session for answering questions None

Data sets descriptions

Name Description
Transportation Mode Choice in the Netherlands [pdf]
Choice-Lab Marketing [pdf]
Residential Telephone Services [pdf]
Swissmetro [pdf]
Airline Itinerary Choice (Boeing) [pdf]
Mode choice in Switzerland (Optima) [pdf]


Biogeme official homepage
Short introduction to Biogeme
Tutorial Biogeme v1.8


The students must hand in 3 assignments during the semester:
  • Lab 2
  • Lab 6
  • Lab 7

  • In order to complete these assignments, the students should form groups of 2-3 persons. These groups should be determined at the second exercise session (Sep 27).

    There are two exercise sessions for each assignment and the following documents must be sent by email to the assistants before Friday at noon after the second exercise session:
  • Maximum 1 double-sided page of assignment in the PDF or Word format
  • The HTML output file of the results

  • Contacts

    Teaching assistants:


    Tuesday 08:15-10:00
    Tuesday 10:15-12:00