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Estimating nonparametric mixed logit models via EM algorithm

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  • Daniele Pacifico

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The aim of this paper is to describe a Stata routine for the nonparametric estimation of mixed logit models using a Expectation-Maximisation algorithm. We also compare the performance of our estimator with respect to more typical parametric mixed logit models estimated by means of Simulated Maximum Likelihood.

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Paper provided by Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Dipartimento di Economia Politica in its series Center for the Analysis of Public Policies (CAPP) with number 0072.

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Date of creation: May 2010
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Handle: RePEc:mod:cappmo:0072

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Keywords: EM algorithm; latent class; mixed logit model; unobserved heterogeneity;

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  1. Daniele Pacifico & Hong il Yoo, 2012. "Iclogit: a Stata module for estimating a mixed logit model with discrete mixing distribution via the Expectation-Maximization algorithm," Working Papers 6, Department of the Treasury, Ministry of the Economy and of Finance.
  2. Daniele Pacifico, 2010. "On the role of unobserved preference heterogeneity in discrete choice models of labour supply," Center for the Analysis of Public Policies (CAPP) 0071, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Dipartimento di Economia Politica.
  3. Paola Bertolini & Enrico Giovannetti & Francesco Pagliacci, 2011. "Regional patterns in the achievement of the Lisbon Strategy: a comparison between polycentric regions and monocentric ones," Center for the Analysis of Public Policies (CAPP) 0097, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Dipartimento di Economia Politica.
  4. Kabatek, J., 2013. "Iteration Capping For Discrete Choice Models Using the EM Algorithm," Discussion Paper 2013-019, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.

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