Heterogeneity and the Non-Parametric Analysis of Consumer Choice: Conditions for Invertibility
AbstractThis paper considers structural non-parametric random utility models for continuous choice variables with unobserved heterogeneity. We provide sufficient conditions on random preferences to yield reduced-form systems of non-parametric stochastic demand functions that allow global invertibility between demands and non-separable unobserved heterogeneity. Invertibility is essential for global identification of structural consumer demand models, for the existence of well-specified probability models of choice and for the non-parametric analysis of revealed stochastic preference. We distinguish between new classes of models in which heterogeneity is separable and non-separable in the marginal rates of substitution, respectively. Copyright 2008, Wiley-Blackwell.
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- Walter Beckert & Richard Blundell, 2005. "Heterogeneity and the nonparametric analysis of consumer choice: conditions for invertibility," CeMMAP working papers CWP09/05, Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
- C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
- C31 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions; Social Interaction Models
- C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
- D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
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