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Identification and estimation of thresholds in the fixed effects ordered logit model


  • Baetschmann, Gregori


This paper proposes a new estimator for the fixed effects ordered logit model. In contrast to existing methods, the new procedure allows estimating the thresholds. The empirical relevance and simplicity of implementation is illustrated in an application on the effect of unemployment on life satisfaction.

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  • Baetschmann, Gregori, 2012. "Identification and estimation of thresholds in the fixed effects ordered logit model," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 115(3), pages 416-418.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:115:y:2012:i:3:p:416-418 DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2011.12.100

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    1. Gregori Baetschmann & Kevin E. Staub & Rainer Winkelmann, 2015. "Consistent estimation of the fixed effects ordered logit model," Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A, Royal Statistical Society, vol. 178(3), pages 685-703, June.
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    Ordered response; Panel data; Correlated heterogeneity; Incidental parameters;

    JEL classification:

    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions; Probabilities
    • J28 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Safety; Job Satisfaction; Related Public Policy
    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search


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