Journal article

Accommodating taste heterogeneity and desired substitution pattern in exit choices of pedestrian crowd evacuees using a mixed nested logit model

Milad Haghani, Majid Sarvi, Zahra Shahhoseini

Journal of Choice Modelling | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

Mixed logit has been recognised and widely practised by researchers as a highly flexible modelling tool that can address the main shortcomings of the standard logit. Despite the potential to be generalised, the random-coefficient modelling has rarely been integrated with more advanced GEV-type models, possibly due to the unavailability of such estimation options in most econometric software. This particular generalisation has been recommended by a number of econometricians for analysing choice problems in which capturing taste variation and specific non-IIA patterns of substitution are both of modeller's concern. This way, the analyst will be able to limit the number of explanatory variables..

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Grants

Awarded by Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR)


Funding Acknowledgements

The financial support of Public Transport Victoria (PTV) and Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) for this research (Arc Linkage project LP120200361) is also highly acknowledged. We particularly would like to thank Donovan Croucamp and Andrew Blades from DEDJTR; and Frank Gribi and Fred Wang from PTV for their kind support of this research project.