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Choice-Based Conjoint (CBC) Workshop


This course will be taught by two leading experts in this field:
Peter Kurz (Head of Research and Development at KANTAR TNS, Munich (formerly TNS Deutschland GmbH) and
Professor Winfried Steiner (Department of Marketing at Clausthal University of Technology).

Peter Kurz

Peter Kurz is Head of Research and Development at KANTAR TNS (formerly TNS Deutschland GmbH) in Munich, Germany. He is working at TNS since 2001 and is one of the world´s leading practitioners in the field of discrete choice modeling and conjoint analysis with a strong academic background. Up to now, Peter supervised more than 5,000 conjoint studies worldwide for clients of nearly all industry sectors including both durable and nondurable consumer goods as well as services. Beyond discrete choice and conjoint models, he is an expert for nonlinear models, regression techniques, and Bayesian statistics. Peter holds an M.A. in Sociology, Political Sciences and Statistics from the University of Tübingen and the University of Applied Science Aalen. Before he joined the TNS Company he worked as assistant and lecturer for statistics at the University Tübingen, Consultant for Data Analysis at the Department of Criminology from University Tübingen, Project Manager of a Panel-Study on juvenile delinquency, and scientific assistant (C2) at the Institute of Criminal Justice at the University Münster. Peter is a frequent presenter on academic conferences (GFKL, AGDANK, BIS, ECDA, CLADAG, Marketing Science, SKIM, Sawtooth Conference, ART Forum), he presented more than 35 papers in the last 20 years. Peter is well known in the international choice modeling community for his work on the upper level model in Hierarchical Bayes estimation and for his studies on the validity of choice models.

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Prof. Dr. Winfried Steiner

Winfried Steiner is Professor of Marketing at Clausthal University of Technology, Germany. He holds a diploma in Business and Economics from the University of Augsburg, and achieved his doctoral grade and postdoctoral lecture qualification at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Regensburg. Winfried started to work in the field of conjoint analysis in his doctoral thesis where he proposed heuristics and game-theoretic conjoint models for optimal new product (line) design. Since then his research has been published in refereed journals like European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Research in Marketing, OR Spectrum, Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Business Economics (formerly ZfB), Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung (zfbf), Marketing ZFP, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Computational Statistics, International Journal of Market Research, Review of Marketing Science, or ASTA Advances in Statistical Analysis. Winfried is a regular presenter on international conferences (ECDA, GFKL, Marketing Science, EMAC, EIRASS, EURO, ASMDA, CLADAG), and was listed in the Handelsblatt Ranking 2009 for business economists among the top 200 researchers at universities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Beyond conjoint analysis he has a strong research focus on sales and price response modeling where he is known as an expert for semi-/nonparametric and Hierarchical Bayesian regression models.

Selected Publications

Papers on Conjoint Analysis

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