Ensimag Rubrique Formation 2022

Modeling and Revenue Management

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 18.0


    ECTS 1.5


The purpose of this course is to present some theoretical and practical aspects of Revenue Management (RM).

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Emphasis will be placed on methods of modeling to find either an optimum (minimum or maximum) or equilibrium in various situations: economics, finance and also road traffic, for example.

This course covers three topics: mathematical modeling in general, various techniques of solutions for the most common models, and examples of solutions actually performed in air transport, traffic and many others.


  • Modeling: linear programming and nonlinear deterministic and stochastic;
  • Methods of solution: simplex, column generation, dynamic programming;
  • Economic equilibria, transportation equilibria.


concepts of linear programming, game theory, nonlinear optimization, dynamic programming (Bellman), stochastic processes


written exam (2h),documents allowed; idem session 1 and 2


Additional Information

Curriculum->MMIS.->Semester 5


(non exhaustive ; un complément bibliographique sera distribué ultérieurement)
(Non-exhaustive; additional bibliography will be distributed later):

[1] R.G. Cross: Revenue Management: Hard-Core Tactics for Market Domina-
tion, Broadway Books, New York, NY, USA , 1997.
[2] J.-Chr. Culioli : Introduction à l’optimisation, Ellipses, Paris, 1994.
[3] M. Florian: An improved linear approximation algorithm for the network equilibrium
(packet switching) problem. Proc. of the 1977 IEEE Conf. on Decision & Control
(1977), pp.812–818.