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Tests for the consistency of three-level nested logit models with utility maximization

  • Gil-Molto, Maria Jose
  • Hole, Arne Risa

This paper provides necessary conditions for testing the local consistency of three-level nested logit models with random utility maximization. We find that for a model with two sub-nests per nest the conditions can lead to a substantial increase in the range of acceptable dissimilarity parameters, irrespective of the number of alternatives per sub-nest.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 85 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
Pages: 133-137

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:85:y:2004:i:1:p:133-137
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