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Camila Balbontin

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MSc Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; PhD Sydney
Research Fellow

Rm 207
H73 - 378 Abercrombie Street
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9114 1878
camila.balbontin@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Camila Balbontin is a Postgraduate Research Fellow at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS). In February 2018, she completed her PhD under the supervision of Professor David Hensher where she focused on integrating decision heuristics and behavioural refinements into travel choice models. She was awarded the ITLS prize for Research Excellence in Transport or Logistics 2017. Camila also holds a bachelor degree in the field of Civil Engineering with a diploma in Industrial Engineering and in Transportation and Logistics from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She did her MSc degree at the same university under the supervision of Professor Juan de Dios Ortúzar. Her MSc thesis estimated the valuation of households and neighbourhood attributes in the centre of Santiago.

As a Postgraduate Research Fellow, her main focus is choice modelling and travel behaviour. She is currently working on projects related to the BRT Centre of Excellence, business location decisions, hybrid modelling, value uplift, among others.

2019

2
Book Section/s

Hensher DA, Balbontin C, Ho C, Mulley C, Macario R and Stewart A 2019 Forthcoming 'Evaluating BRT and LRT on a level playing field in developed economies: A cross cultural comparison' in Bus Rapid Transit, ed. Ferbrache F., Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

2018

4
Journal Article/s

Hensher DA, Balbontin C and Collins AT 2018 'Heterogeneity in decision processes: embedding extremeness aversion, risk attitude and perceptual conditioning in multiple process rules choice making', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, vol.111, pp. 316-325 [Link]

Stanley J, Stanley J, Balbontin C and Hensher DA 2018 Forthcoming 'Social exclusion: The roles of mobility and bridging social capital in regional Australia', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice [Link]

Hensher DA, Balbontin C, Ho C and Mulley C 2018 Forthcoming 'Cross-cultural contrasts of preferences for bus rapid transit and light rail transit', Journal of Transport Economics and Policy

2017

4
Journal Article/s

Balbontin C, Hensher DA and Collins AT 2017 'Integrating Attribute Non-Attendance and Value Learning with Risk Attitudes and Perceptual Conditioning', Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, vol.97, pp. 172-91 [Link]

Balbontin C, Hensher DA and Collins AT 2017 'Do familiarity and awareness influence voting intention: The case of road pricing reform?', Journal of Choice Modelling, vol.25, pp. 11-27 [Link]

Mulley C, Clifton G, Balbontin C and Ma L 2017 'Information for travelling: Awareness and usage of the various sources of information available to public transport users in NSW', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, vol.101, pp. 111-32 [Link]

Balbontin C, Hensher DA and Collins AT 2017 'Is there a systematic relationship between random parameters and process heuristics?', Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, vol.106, pp. 160-177 [Link]

5
Conference Paper/s

Balbontin C, Hensher DA, Ho C and Mulley C 2017 'Developing country cross-cultural contrasts of preferences for BRT and LRT', 15th International Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport (Thredbo 15), Stockholm, Sweden, 17th August 2017

Balbontin C, Hensher DA and Collins AT 2017 'Is preference heterogeneity best captured through process heuristics or through random parameters?', 5th International Choice Modelling Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, 5th April 2017

Hensher DA, Balbontin C and Collins AT 2017 'Heterogeneity in decision processes: embedding extremeness aversion, risk attitude and perceptual conditioning in multiple heuristics choice making', 5th International Choice Modelling Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, 5th April 2017

2016

5
Conference Paper/s

Mulley C, Clifton G, Balbontin C and Ma L 2016 'Information for travelling: Awareness and usage of the various sources of information available to public transport users in NSW', 38th Australian Transport Research Forum ATRF 2016, Melbourne, Australia, 18th November 2016

Balbontin C, Hensher DA and Collins AT 2016 'Integrating Attribute Non-Attendance and Value Learning with Risk Attitudes and Perceptual Conditioning', 9th Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis (TRISTAN IX), Oranjestad, Aruba, 16th June 2016

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Internal Working Paper/s

Mulley C, Clifton G, Balbontin C and Ma L 2016 'Information for travelling: Awareness and usage of the various sources of information available to public transport users in NSW', ITLS Working Paper-WP-16-14-University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia [Link]

2015

4
Journal Article/s

Balbontin C, Ortúzar J and Swait JD 2015 'A Joint Best-Worst Scaling & Stated Choice Model Considering Observed and Unobserved Heterogeneity: an application to residential location choice', Journal of Choice Modelling, vol.16, pp. 1-14 [Link]

5
Conference Paper/s

Balbontin C, Hensher DA and Collins AT 2015 'Do familiarity and awareness influence behavioural response: The case of road pricing reform?', 14th International Association for Travel Behaviour Research IATBR Conference, Windsor, United Kingdom, 23rd July 2015

2014

4
Journal Article/s

Balbontin C, de Dios Ortúzar J and Swait J 2014 'Importance of Dwelling, Neighbourhood Attributes in Residential Location Modelling: Best Worst Scaling vs. Discrete Choice', Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, vol.160, pp. 92-101 [Link]

5
Conference Paper/s

Balbontin C, de Dios Ortúzar J and Swait J 2014 'Importance of dwelling and neighbourhood attributes in residential location modelling: best worst scaling vs. discrete choice', 11th Transport Engineering Conference, Santander, Spain, 11th June 2014

2013

5
Conference Paper/s

Balbontin C, de Dios Ortúzar J and Swait J 2013 'Importancia de los atributos de vivienda y barrio en localización residencial: una aplicación del método Best-Worst al centro de Santiago', XVI Congreso Chileno de Ingeniería de Transporte, Santiago, Chile, 25th October 2013

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Thesis

Balbontin C 2013 'Importancia de los Atributos de Vivienda y Barrio en Localización Residencial: Una Aplicación del Método Best-Worst al Centro de Santiago', Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile