A Comprehensive Dwelling Unit Choice Model Accommodating Psychological Constructs Within A Search Strategy for Consideration Set Formation

This proposal adopts a dwelling unit level of analysis and considers a probabilistic choice set generation approach for residential choice modeling. In doing so, the projects accommodates the fact that housing choices involve both characteristics of the dwelling unit and its location, while also mimicking the search process that underlies housing decisions. In particular, the projects proposed to model a complete range of dwelling unit choices that include tenure type (rent or own), housing type (single family detached, single family attached, or apartment complex), number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, number of storeys (one or multiple), square footage of the house, lot size, housing costs, density of residential neighborhood, and commute distance. Bhat’s (2014) generalized heterogeneous data model (GHDM) system will be used to accommodate the different types of dependent outcomes associated with housing choices, while capturing jointness caused by unobserved factors. The proposed analytic framework will be applied to study housing choices using data derived from the 2009 American Housing Survey (AHS), sponsored by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Bhat, Chandra

  • Performing Organizations:

    Data-Supported Transportation Operations and Planning Center

    University of Texas at Austin
    Austin, TX  United States  78701
  • Principal Investigators:

    Bhat, Chandra

  • Start Date: 20150101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20151231
  • Actual Completion Date: 20151231
  • Source Data: 119

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  • Accession Number: 01580149
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Data-Supported Transportation Operations and Planning Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC58
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Oct 29 2015 12:27PM