Workshop on Discrete Choice Modelling 4th–7th July 2012 and Conference on Applied Microeconometrics

Jun 25 2012 Posted: 11:50 IST

The J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics at NUI Galway is delighted to host a three day intensive course on 'Discrete Choice Modelling' that will be taught by Professor William Greene of New York University. The course will take place on July 4th, 5th and 6th 2012.

Discrete choice models have become an essential tool for the analysis of individual choice behaviour and can be applied to choice problems in a wide variety of diverse fields including environmental management, urban planning, transportation, energy, telecommunications, and healthcare. This course will present the most recent developments in theory and methods of estimation for discrete choice models.

A number of applications from different areas of the professional literature to illustrate these techniques will be discussed. The course will include lectures by Professor Greene each morning. In the afternoon, Professor Greene will guide participants as they do some hands-on analysis using data sets and a familiar computer package.

Professor Greene currently holds the Toyota Motor Corp Chair in the Department of Economics, Stern School of Business, New York University where he has taught since 1982. He has also been a visiting professor at several universities including Oxford University, University of York and Sydney University. He is the author of two popular software packages, LIMDEP and NLOGIT, and has written two textbooks, Econometric Analysis (now in its 6th edition) and Applied Choice Analysis. He has published approximately 100 articles in leading journals such as Econometrica, Journal of Econometrics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Political Economy, and the American Economic Review.

The course fee is €350. Places are limited to 50 so early booking is recommended. The fee includes refreshments throughout the course.

View more details (including how to register for this workshop).


Conference on Applied Microeconometrics and Public Policy 3rd July 2012


Professor Greene will also be the plenary speaker at a conference on Applied Microeconometrics and Public Policy that will be held in the Westwood House Hotel, Galway on July 3rd.

View the conference programme here:

Conference Programme 3rd July 2012

There is a special conference fee of only €50 for people who are attending the summer school as well as the conference.