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Efficient Gibbs sampler for Bayesian analysis of a sample selection model

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  • Omori, Yasuhiro

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We consider Bayesian estimation of a sample selection model and propose a highly efficient Gibbs sampler using the additional scale transformation step to speed up the convergence to the posterior distribution. Numerical examples are given to show the efficiency of our proposed sampler.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Statistics & Probability Letters.

Volume (Year): 77 (2007)
Issue (Month): 12 (July)
Pages: 1300-1311

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Handle: RePEc:eee:stapro:v:77:y:2007:i:12:p:1300-1311

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Keywords: Bayesian analysis Gibbs sampler Sample selection model Tobit model;

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Cited by:
  1. Yasuhiro Omori & Koji Miyawaki, 2008. "Tobit Model with Covariate Dependent Thresholds," CIRJE F-Series CIRJE-F-594, CIRJE, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo.
  2. Theo S Eicher & Lindy Helfman & Alex Lenkoski, 2011. "Robust FDI Determinants: Bayesian Model Averaging In The Presence Of Selection Bias," Working Papers UWEC-2011-07-FC, University of Washington, Department of Economics.
  3. Alexander Jordan & Alex Lenkoski, 2012. "Tobit Bayesian Model Averaging and the Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment," Papers 1205.2501, arXiv.org.

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