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Circumventing the Curse of Dimensionality in Applied Work Using Computer Intensive Methods

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Following recent advances in the development of simulation-based inference, the author outlines a suite of programs designed to circumvent the 'curse of dimensionality' common to the class of so-called qualitative and limited dependent variable models. The author discusses the nature of the dimensionality problem, briefly introduces the form of a simple simulation technique, outlines the structure and capabilities of the programs, and provides a numerical experiment. Copyright 1995 by Royal Economic Society.

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  • Weeks, Melvyn, 1995. "Circumventing the Curse of Dimensionality in Applied Work Using Computer Intensive Methods," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 105(429), pages 520-530, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:ecj:econjl:v:105:y:1995:i:429:p:520-30
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