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Simulation estimation of dynamic discrete choice panel models with accelerated importance samplers

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  • Wei Zhang
  • Lung-fei Lee

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With long time series for dynamic discrete choice panel models, the Geweke--Hajivassiliou--Keane sampler has been observed to have large biases and root-mean-square errors. The Richard--Zhang accelerated importance sampler is extended for the simulation estimation of such models. It is demonstrated to be adequate and can improve upon the Geweke--Hajivassiliou--Keane sampler for lengthy time-series panels by Monte Carlo means. Empirical applications of the proposed method on firm's dividend decisions illustrate the practical value of the accelerated importance sampler. Copyright Royal Economic Socciety 2004

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  • Wei Zhang & Lung-fei Lee, 2004. "Simulation estimation of dynamic discrete choice panel models with accelerated importance samplers," Econometrics Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 7(1), pages 120-142, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:ect:emjrnl:v:7:y:2004:i:1:p:120-142
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    5. Ziegler, Andreas & Schröder, Michael, 2006. "What Determines the Inclusion in a Sustainability Stock Index? A Panel Data Analysis for European Companies," ZEW Discussion Papers 06-041, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
    6. Andreas Ziegler, 2007. "Simulated classical tests in multinomial probit models," Statistical Papers, Springer, vol. 48(4), pages 655-681, October.

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