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A discrete choice model with endogenous attribute attendance

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This paper develops a discrete choice model in which the decision to consider an attribute in the choice process is modelled endogenously. In an application to patients' choice of general practitioner it is found that the proposed model outperforms the standard logit model in terms of goodness of fit and produces substantially different estimates of willingness to pay.

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  • Hole, Arne Risa, 2011. "A discrete choice model with endogenous attribute attendance," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 110(3), pages 203-205, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:110:y:2011:i:3:p:203-205
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    Keywords

    Discrete choice Attribute attendance;

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    • C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions; Probabilities

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