Random Choice over a Continuous Set of Options
2013 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Random choice theory has traditionally modeled choices over a -nite number of options. This thesis generalizes the literature by studyingthe limiting behavior of choice models as the number of optionsapproach a continuum.The thesis uses the theory of random elds, extreme value theoryand point processes to calculate this limiting behavior. For a numberof distributional assumptions, we can give analytic expressions forthe limiting probability distribution of the characteristics of the bestchoice. In addition, we also outline a straightforward extension to ourtheory which would signicantly relax the distributional assumptionsneeded to derive analytical results.Some examples from commuting research are discussed to illustratepotential applications of the theory.
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Stockholm: Department of Mathematics, Stockholm University , 2013. , 65 p.
Probability Theory and Statistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-89917OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-89917DiVA: diva2:621587
2013-06-05, Rum 5:306 Matematiska Institutionen, Kräftriket, Stockholm, 15:00 (English)
Hössjer, Ola, ProfessorSilvestrov, Dmitrii, Professor
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