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Romain Crastes dit Sourd & colleagues – To tax or to ban? A discrete choice experiment to elicit public preferences for phasing out glyphosate use in Agriculture


This paper look at citizens’ preferences for reducing the use of glyphosate (a controversial herbicide) by the means of taxation and /or regulation instruments has been accepted for publication in PLoS One. In 2023, the European Union will vote on the reauthorization of glyphosate use, renewed in 2017 despite concern on impacts on the environment...

David Palma - Presentation at the 16th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research and seminar at Universidad de Chile


David gave a presentation at the 16th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research entitled "An MDCEV model with unknown budget"and a seminar at the Department of Transport and Logistic from Universidad de Chile’s Engineering School entitled "Comparing MDCEV and eMDC models for time use in the presence of multitasking". Abstracts and links to slides for...

Romain Crastes dit Sourd – A new empirical approach for mitigating exploding implicit prices in mixed multinomial logit models


A paper authored by Romain Crastes dit Sourd on a new statistical distribution for avoiding extreme willingness-to-pay estimates derived from discrete choice models has been accepted for publication in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics (ABS 3) The paper introduces a new shifted negative log-normal distribution for the price parameter in mixed multinomial logit models....

Panagiotis Stamolampros & colleagues: Front- and back-end employee satisfaction during service transition


Scholars studying servitization argue that manufacturers moving into services need to develop new job roles or modify existing ones, which must be enacted by employees with the right mentality, skill sets, attitudes and capabilities. However, there is a paucity of empirical research on how such changes affect employee-level outcomes. The authors theorize that job enrichment...

Gulbanu Kaptan– Research England Policy Support Funding, Reuse to reduce food waste: understand policy barriers to prevent upcycling


Gulbanu Kaptan (Co-I) has been awarded a Research England Policy Support Funding, in collaboration with Alessandro Biraglia (PI) and Luca Sabini (Co-I) to identify and classify the UK legislations that prevent (or bolster) food upcycling practices at national and local levels, develop a roadmap recommending policy amendments, and connect policymakers and businesses in the Leeds...

Joshua Weller - Work highlighted in BBC Future article "How to teach children about risk"


Joshua Weller's work was highlighted in a piece on teaching children about risk on the BBC Future website:   He talks about how decision making competetence predicts many life outcome, with teens who score low on this measure having higher drug use and more delinquent behavior. The measure can predict serious outcomes for adults...

MSc Business Analytics and Decision Sciences win ASDA Hackathon


The Business Analytics and Decision Sciences postgraduate students (Gaurav Kumar, Mary Avelin, Ali A Khan, Didar Cherniyazova and Ahmad Ammash) from the University of Leeds - Business School competed and won first place in the ASDA hackathon which focused on various aspects of supply chain. They were faced with a problem statement of identifying additional...

MSc Students presented research in a conference organised by the Met office and CDR


A number of students from our MSc Business Analytics & Decision Sciences programme presented their research in a mini-conference led by Sarah Jenkins and Helen Roberts in collaboration with the Met Office. The students were supervised by colleagues in the Met office (Rosie Oakes, Helen Roberts and Martin Veasey) along with our CDR members (Aritad...

David Palma – Seminar at the the Department of Transport Engineering and Logistic, Universidad Católica, Chile


David gave a seminar entitled “A discrete-continuous approach for simultaneous modelling of time-use and expenditure" Abstract: Interest in time-use modelling has increased significantly during the last few years, especially as activity-based modelling becomes the dominating approach for large-scale transport modelling. The objective of time-use modelling is to understand and predict people’s engagement in activities throughout...