Fosgerau, Mogens and Frejinger, Emma and Karlstrom, Anders (2013): A link based network route choice model with unrestricted choice set. Forthcoming in: Transportation Research Part B (2013)

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Abstract
This paper considers the path choice problem, formulating and discussing an econometric random utility model for the choice of path in a network with no restriction on the choice set. Starting from a dynamic specification of link choices we show that it is equivalent to a static model of the multinomial logit form but with infinitely many alternatives. The model can be consistently estimated and used for prediction in a computationally efficient way. Similarly to the path size logit model, we propose an attribute called link size that corrects utilities of overlapping paths but that is link additive. The model is applied to data recording path choices in a network with more than 3,000 nodes and 7,000 links.
Item Type:  MPRA Paper 

Original Title:  A link based network route choice model with unrestricted choice set 
Language:  English 
Keywords:  discrete choice; recursive logit; networks; route choice; infinite choice set 
Subjects:  C  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2  Single Equation Models ; Single Variables > C25  Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models ; Discrete Regressors ; Proportions ; Probabilities C  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C5  Econometric Modeling 
Item ID:  48707 
Depositing User:  Mogens Fosgerau 
Date Deposited:  30. Jul 2013 11:55 
Last Modified:  30. Jul 2013 12:47 
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URI:  https://mpra.ub.unimuenchen.de/id/eprint/48707 