Stochastic User Equilibrium and Analysis of Users’ Benefits

  • Claudia Castaldi
  • Paolo Delle Site
  • Francesco Filippi
  • Marco Valerio Salucci
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 262)


When random utility models are used to represent the choice of the route alternatives, the benefits accruing to the users as a consequence of an intervention on the network can be estimated rigorously on the basis of the expectation of the compensating variation. A rigorous disaggregate analysis which considers shares of shifters and non-shifters and attributes benefits to them can be carried out based on transition probabilities and associated conditional expectations of the compensating variation. The chapter extends the results available in the literature on the computation of transition probabilities and conditional welfare measures to cases of imperfect before-after correlation of the random terms and changing choice set. The theoretical results are illustrated with applications to the town bypass case and the Dupuit-Nguyen network.


Random utility Route choice Stochastic user equilibrium Transition probability Compensating variation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claudia Castaldi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Paolo Delle Site
    • 1
    • 2
  • Francesco Filippi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marco Valerio Salucci
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.DICEA Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of Rome La SapienzaRomeItaly
  2. 2.CTL Research Centre for Transport and LogisticsUniversity of Rome La SapienzaRomeItaly

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