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Nonstationary Discrete Choice: A Corrigendum and Addendum

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We correct the limit theory presented in an earlier paper by Hu and Phillips (Journal of Econometrics, 2004) for nonstationary time series discrete choice models with multiple choices and thresholds. The new limit theory shows that, in contrast to the binary choice model with nonstationary regressors and a zero threshold where there are dual rates of convergence (n^{1/4} and n^{3/4}), all parameters including the thresholds converge at the rate n^{3/4}. The presence of non-zero thresholds therefore materially affects rates of convergence. Dual rates of convergence reappear when stationary variables are present in the system. Some simulation evidence is provided, showing how the magnitude of the thresholds affects finite sample performance. A new finding is that predicted probabilities and marginal effect estimates have finite sample distributions that manifest a pile-up, or increasing density, towards the limits of the domain of definition.

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Paper provided by Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University in its series Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers with number 1516.

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Length: 53 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2005
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Econometrics (2007), 141(2): 115-130
Handle: RePEc:cwl:cwldpp:1516

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Keywords: Brownian motion; Brownian local time; Discrete choices; Integrated processes; Pile-up problem; Threshold parameters;

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  1. Helmut Herwartz & Konstantin A. Kholodilin, 2011. "In-Sample and Out-of-Sample Prediction of Stock Market Bubbles: Cross-Sectional Evidence," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 1173, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
  2. Marmer, Vadim, 2009. "Nonlinearity, Nonstationarity, and Spurious Forecasts," Microeconomics.ca working papers vadim_marmer-2009-60, Vancouver School of Economics, revised 03 Nov 2009.
  3. Peter C.B. Phillips & Sainan Jin & Ling Hu, 2005. "Nonstationary Discrete Choice: A Corrigendum and Addendum," Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers 1516, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University.
  4. de Jong, Robert & Hu, Ling, 2011. "A note on nonlinear models with integrated regressors and convergence order results," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 111(1), pages 23-25, April.
  5. Jin, Sainan, 2009. "Discrete choice modeling with nonstationary panels applied to exchange rate regime choice," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 150(2), pages 312-321, June.
  6. Ioannis Kasparis & Peter C.B. Phillips & Tassos Magdalinos, 2012. "Non-linearity Induced Weak Instrumentation," University of Cyprus Working Papers in Economics 02-2012, University of Cyprus Department of Economics.

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