Facts about the course

ECTS Credits:
Responsible department:
Faculty of Logistics
Course Leader:
Edoardo Marcucci
Lecture Semester:
Teaching language:
1 week

LOG904-148 Stated Preference Methods-Experimental Design (Autumn 2021)

About the course

Course content (abstract): This course focuses on the practical issues of stated choice experiments. A significant amount of time is allotted to the definition and implementation of the most relevant phases of a stated preference study. Examples and exercises make up a central part of the course. Course participants are presented with case studies originating from applications in transportation economics. Lecture notes and exercises instructions are delivered at class.

Topics covered:-

The course is connected to the following study programs

Recommended requirements

Intermediate course in Microeconomics and Statistics

The student's learning outcomes after completing the course

The course provides the student with a state-of-the-art Stated Preference Methods. Application of these techniques will allow the student to gain insights into economic theory and to be able to plan ad implement a stated preference survey study.

Forms of teaching and learning

This is a practical and theory based course. The focus of the course, strictly interlinked with Introduction to Stated Preference Methods II, will be on the entire process, including experimental design. Model building and model estimation will be dealt with in “Introduction to Stated preference II”. Recent advances in tools and methods to model individual behavior, study market shares and change in demand in response to policy changes will be discussed with reference to specific case studies. Hands on problems with actual data sets will be used to augment the presentations. The course will also include practical questionnaire administration.



Form of assessment: Home assessment with presentation

  • Proportion: 20%

  • Duration: -

  • Grouping: Group & Individual

  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)

  • Support material: All printed and written supporting material

Form of assessment: Home assessment without presentation

  • Proportion: 80%

  • Duration: -

  • Grouping: Group & Individual

  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)

  • Support material: All printed and written supporting material

Course evaluation

Students will be requested to present the main results deriving from the activities performed in defining, planning and administering the questionnaire linked to the case study investigated during the course.


Robert J. Johnston, Kevin J. Boyle, Wiktor (Vic) Adamowicz, Jeff Bennett, Roy Brouwer, Trudy Ann Cameron, W. Michael Hanemann, Nick Hanley, Mandy Ryan, Riccardo Scarpa, Roger Tourangeau, Christian A. Vossler, (2017), Contemporary Guidance for Stated Preference Studies, JAERE, volume 4, number 2.


Additional material will be made available by the Instructor prior to the beginning of the course.

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