Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

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Dr Romain Crastes

Research Fellow in Choice Modelling

Phone: +44 (0)113 34 31755
Room: 2.14
Email: R.CrastesditSourd@leeds.ac.uk_
Research Group: Choice Modelling

Key research interests

  • Advanced choice modelling
  • Sustainability appraisal
  • New data sources
  • Transport and the environment 

 

Employment history

  • 2015-present, Research Fellow, Choice Modelling Centre, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • 2014-2015, Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Economics, University of Rouen, France
  • 2011-2014, Research Assistant, Faculty of Economics, University of Rouen & ESITPA, Mont-Saint-Aignan, France

 

Education

  • PhD, “Internal and external validity of Discrete Choice Experiments: methodological contributions”, Faculty of Economics, University of Rouen & ESITPA, Mont-Saint-Aignan, France, December 2014
  • MsC in Environmental Economics, Faculty of Economics, University of Rouen, France

 

Professional engagements

 

Romain is an environmental economist and a choice modeller. His work seeks to (i) better understand preferences and how to model them and (ii) improve the appraisal of sustainability in various context. To achieve these goals, he is leading research on stated preference surveys design and, more importantly, innovative data sources. He has recently contributed to a two-year data collection effort within the ERC-funded project DECISIONS, where different surveys methods ranging from a GPS travel app to a Life Course Calendar have been merged into a coherent whole. He has also tested the effects of using a lie-detection device on survey responses and preferences. Finally, Romain’s work is also focused on finding new modelling approaches in order to better use these new data sources.

 

Teaching assistant

  • 2016-2018:  Teaching Assistant for the CPD “Choice Modelling and Survey Design” course organised by the Choice Modelling Centre (University of Leeds) and the University of Sydney, held in London
  • 2016-2018: Teaching Assistant for the TRAN5282 MSc module “Discrete Choice Modelling and Stated Choice Survey Design”, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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