Mathematical modeling of behavior


Date Topic Assignment Files
Sep 18 Case studies introduction None Instructions 1
Example of data and model files
Presentation 1
Sep 25 Binary Logit I Working on 1st assignement Instructions 2
Airline Itinerary Choice (Boeing)
Choice-Lab Marketing
Mode Choice (Netherlands)
Residential Telephone Services
Mode Choice (Optima)
Presentation 2
hints for asignment 1
Oct 2 Binary Logit II Work on 1st assignement
Hand in Friday 5th Oct
Presentation 3
Oct 9 Biogeme output None Instructions 4
Oct 16 Multinomial Logit I None Instructions 5
Airline Itinerary Choice (Boeing)
Mode Choice (Optima)
Oct 23 Multinomial Logit II None Instructions 6
Airline Itinerary Choice (Boeing)
Oct 30 MNL specification testing I Working on 2nd assignement Instructions 7
Nov 6 MNL specification testing II Work on 2nd assignement
Hand in Friday 9th Nov
Nov 13 Nested Logit and Cross-Nested Logit I None Instructions 8
Residential Telephone Services
Nov 20 Nested Logit and Cross-Nested Logit II None
Nov 27 Validation and forecasting introduction Working on 3rd assignement Instructions 9
Forecasting example
Dec 4 Forecasting and price optimization Work on 3rd assignement
Hand in Friday 7th Dec
Instructions 10
Forecasting and price optimization example
Dec 11 Mixtures of models None Instructions 11
Dec 18 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:
  • Binary Logit
  • Multinomial Logit
  • Forecasting and price optimization

  • The exercices and assignements are organized in groups of 3-4 students. These groups will be determined randomly by the teaching assistants and communicated via email to enrolled participants.

    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
  • Model specification in .mod (text) format
  • The HTML output file of the results

  • Contacts

    Teaching assistants:


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



    Final exam

    Saturday, 19.01.2013