DECISION-MAKING AND CHOICE
After you are born, everything else is a choice!
What is choice modelling? It is the development of a system or process to predict the act of choosing between two or more possibilities. Choice modelling builds a picture of how alternatives are valued and the trade-offs people are prepared to consider when choosing between them.
The UniSA Business School Institute for Choice (I4C) works with partners in government and private industry, applying economic models to better understand how citizens, customers and other stakeholders make choices and how this feeds back into institutional planning and decision-making.
I4C brings together some of the world’s leading research experts in choice modelling. It continues to break new ground by combining the perspectives and expertise of many disciplines to provide research-based practical solutions to relevant and complex problems in transport, infrastructure, health and services.
Professor Joffre Swait is acknowledged as a global expert in choice set formation and a leading scholar in choice modelling research.
Complementing his academic achievements, Professor Swait has extensive consulting experience in North and South America, where he conducted consumer behaviour modelling in such diverse areas as transportation, telecommunications, packaged goods, financial services, computer hardware, and tourism.
Professor Julie Ratcliffe has established a strong track record in health economics research.
Professor Ratcliffe has been a chief investigator and the lead health economist on a significant number of clinical trials and studies, including a recent project for the Child Health Utility-9D, a new instrument for application in economic evaluation of child health. She has also successfully led projects to compare patients with the general population on values for health.
Professor Akshay Vij
Professor Andrew Beer
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Buy or rent? Life support – on or off? Property or shares? Genetically modified beans or regular? These are all choices with a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer, but the gravity and consequences of each can be monumental.