Analyzing Demand Behavior

Author: Douglas R. Bohi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135984905
Format: PDF
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First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Modeling of Transport Demand

Author: Vassilios Profillidis
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780128115138
Format: PDF
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Modeling Transportation Demand: Analyzing, Calculating, and Forecasting Transport Demand explains the mechanisms of transportation demand, from analysis, to calculation and forecasting. Packed with strategies for forecasting future demand for all transportation modes, the book helps readers assess the validity and accuracy of demand forecasts. As forecasting and evaluating transport demand is an essential task for transportation professionals and researches, affecting the design, extension, operation and maintenance of all transport infrastructure, accurate demand forecasts are essential for companies and government entities when planning future fleet size, human resource needs, revenues, expenses, and budgets. The book assists those tasked with constructing econometric models with choosing the most suitable solution for all types of transportation applications. Presents the most recent and relevant findings and research - both at theoretical and practical levels - of transport demand Provides a theoretical analysis and formulations that are clearly presented for ease of understanding Covers analysis for all modes of transportation Includes case studies that present the most appropriate formulas and methods for finding solutions and evaluating results

The Routledge Companion to Consumer Behavior Analysis

Author: Gordon R. Foxall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317913469
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Routledge Companion to Consumer Behavior Analysis provides a unique and eclectic combination of behavioral, cognitive and environmental perspectives to illuminate the real-world complexities of consumer choice in a marketing-oriented economy. Edited by a leading authority in the field, the contributing authors have created a unique anthology for understanding consumer preference by bringing together the very latest research and thinking in consumer behavior analysis. This comprehensive and innovative volume ranges over a broad multi-disciplinary perspective from economic psychology, behavioral psychology and experimental economics, but its chief focus is on the critical evaluation of consumer choice in the natural settings of affluent, marketing-oriented economies. By focussing on human economic and social choices, which involve social exchange, it explores and reveals the enormous potential of consumer behavior analysis to illuminate the role of modern marketing-oriented business organizations in shaping and responding to consumer choice. This will be of particular interest to academics, researchers and advanced students in marketing, consumer behavior, behavior analysis, social psychology, behavioral economics and behavioral psychology.

Welfare Aggregate consumer behavior

Author: Dale Weldeau Jorgenson
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262100625
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Dale W. Jorgenson's contributions to consumer and welfare economics collected in these volumes represent a very impressive achievement in the way they combine economic theory, theoretical and applied econometrics, statistics, and empirical work with actual macro and micro data. His work certainly has become a considerable source of inspiration to economists and econometricians working in these areas, and I am sure they will inspire future generations as well." -- Erik Biø rn, Professor of Economics, University of Oslo This volume presents a new approach to econometric modeling of aggregate consumer behavior. The approach has successfully extricated demand modeling from the highly restrictive framework provided for more than half a century by the model of a representative consumer. Like the representative consumer model that preceded it, the new approach rests on the theory of individual behavior. The centerpiece of the volume is an econometric model of demand obtained by aggregating over a population of utility-maximizing consumers. The essential innovation is to incorporate attributes of consumers reflecting heterogeneous preferences into a model of aggregate behavior. Heterogeneity is captured by allowing preferences to depend on the demographic characteristics of households. This model unifies the two principal streams of empirical research on consumer behavior by pooling aggregate time series with cross-section data for individual households and provides a new point of departure for future research.

Risky Behavior among Youths

Author: Jonathan Gruber
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226309975
Format: PDF, Docs
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Every day young people engage in risky behaviors that affect not only their immediate well-being but their long-term health and safety. These well-honed essays apply diverse economic analyses to a wide range of unsafe activities, including teen drinking and driving, smoking, drug use, unprotected sex, and criminal activity. Economic principles are further applied to mental health and performance issues such as teenage depression, suicide, nutritional disorders, and high school dropout rates. Together, the essays yield notable findings: price and regulatory incentives are critical determinants of high-risk behavior, suggesting that youths do apply some sort of cost/benefit calculation when making decisions; the macroeconomic environment in which those decisions are made matters greatly; and youths who pursue high-risk behaviors are significantly more likely to engage in similar behaviors as adults. This important volume provides both a key data source for public policy makers and a clear affirmation of the usefulness of economic analysis to our understanding of risky behavior.

Analyzing Strategic Behavior in Business and Economics

Author: Thomas J. Webster
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739186051
Format: PDF
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This textbook is an introduction to game theory, which is the systematic analysis of decision-making in interactive settings. Game theory can be of great value to business managers. The ability to correctly anticipate countermove by rival firms in competitive and cooperative settings enables managers to make more effective marketing, advertising, pricing, and other business decisions to optimally achieve the firm’s objectives. Game theory does not always accurately predict how rivals will act in strategic situations, but does identify a decision maker’s best response to situations involving move and countermove. As Nobel Prize winner Thomas Shelling noted: “We may wish to understand how participants actually do conduct themselves in conflict situations; an understanding of the ‘correct’ play may give us a bench mark for the study of actual behavior.” The concise and axiomatic approach to the material presented in this textbook is easily accessible to students with a background in the principles of microeconomics and college mathematics. The selection and organizations of topics makes the textbook appropriate for use in a wide range of curricula by students with different backgrounds.