Theory and Decision

, Volume 82, Issue 2, pp 305–307 | Cite as

A note on a recent paper by Dagsvik on IIA and random utilities

  • P. O. Lindberg
  • Tony E. Smith


In a recent paper in this journal, Dagsvik derives the class of independent random utility representations that are “equivalent” to the independence-from-irrelevant-alternatives (IIA) assumption by Luce (Individual choice behavior: a theoretical analysis. Wiley, New York, 1959). In this short note, we clarify the relations between this paper by Dagsvik, and a paper in Lindberg’s 2012 thesis.


Random utility IIA (Independence from irrelevant alternatives) Choice probabilities 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Transport Studies, KTH Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Swedish National Road and Transport Research InstituteStockholmSweden
  3. 3.Department of Electrical and Systems EngineeringUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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