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Accounting for stochastic variables in discrete choice models

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  • Díaz, Federico
  • Cantillo, Víctor
  • Arellana, Julian
  • Ortúzar, Juan de Dios

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The estimation of discrete choice models requires measuring the attributes describing the alternatives within each individual’s choice set. Even though some attributes are intrinsically stochastic (e.g. travel times) or are subject to non-negligible measurement errors (e.g. waiting times), they are usually assumed fixed and deterministic. Indeed, even an accurate measurement can be biased as it might differ from the original (experienced) value perceived by the individual.

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  • Díaz, Federico & Cantillo, Víctor & Arellana, Julian & Ortúzar, Juan de Dios, 2015. "Accounting for stochastic variables in discrete choice models," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 78(C), pages 222-237.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:transb:v:78:y:2015:i:c:p:222-237
    DOI: 10.1016/j.trb.2015.04.013
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