LiBiT algorithm to solve static pricing problems under mixed multinomial logit demand
Marandi
Ahmadreza
Lurkin
Virginie
2020
Price differentiation is a common strategy for many operators. We study a static multiproduct price optimization problem with demand given by a continuous mixed multinomial logit model. To solve this new problem, we design an efficient iterative optimization algorithm that asymptotically converges to the optimal solution. To this end, a linear optimization (LO) problem is formulated, based on the trust-region approach, to find a "good" feasible solution and approximate the problem from below. Another LO problem is designed using piecewise linear relaxations to approximate the optimization problem from above. Then, we develop a new branching method to tighten the optimality gap.