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Simulation and Estimation of Hedonic Models

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  • Heckman, James J.

    ()
    (University of Chicago)

  • Matzkin, Rosa

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    (University of California, Los Angeles)

  • Nesheim, Lars

    ()
    (University College London)

Abstract

Making use of restrictions imposed by equilibrium, theoretical progress has been made on the nonparametric and semiparametric estimation and identification of scalar additive hedonic models (Ekeland, Heckman, and Nesheim, 2002) and scalar nonadditive hedonic models (Heckman, Matzkin, and Nesheim, 2002). However, little is known about the practical aspects of estimating such models or of the characteristics of equilibrium in such models. This paper presents computational and analytical results that fill some of these gaps. We simulate and estimate examples of equilibrium in the additive hedonic models and provide evidence on the performance of several estimation techniques. We also simulate examples of equilibria in nonadditive models and provide evidence on the performance of the nonadditive estimation techniques developed in Heckman, Matzkin, and Nesheim (2002).

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 843.

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Length: 105 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2003
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Publication status: published in: T. Kehoe, T.N. Srinivasan, and J. Whalley (eds.)- Frontiers in Applied General Equilibrium, Cambridge, 2005, 277 - 340
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp843

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Keywords: hedonic models; nonparametric methods; simulation; Monte Carlo; additive models; nonadditive models;

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