Igor Sarman obtained a Master degree in Economics at the University of Trieste (Italy) and afterwards he collaborated to a study on choice behaviour in a context of discrete choices applied to freight transport demand, and a research project dealing with topics of mobility and home-university route modal choice. Since February 2011 he has taken part in the Tourism Observatory of the Institute for Economic Research (IRE - Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland) dealing with the analysis of tourism demand and offer in the Ticino region as well as investigating on topics of general interest in the framework of regional accommodation and hospitality sector. He obtained a PhD in Economics in August 2016 at USI with a thesis entitled “Understanding the impact of risk perception in leisure tourism-related decisions and the role of attitudes and preferences”. At present, he is a Research Fellow at IRE and Teaching Assistant for the bachelor course in Microeconomics at USI. Since 2015 he has also been co-teaching the courses of Economics of transport and mobility in tourism and Statistics for tourism studies at the Fondazione Campus in Lucca, Italy (University of Pisa).
tourist behavior, tourist risk perception, discrete choice models, limited dependent variables modeling, latent variables modeling