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Retesting Fair's (1978) model on infidelity

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  • Curt Wells

    (Economics Department, Lund University, Box 7082, S-200 07 Lund, Sweden)

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Modern econometrics stresses the diagnostic testing of estimated models as an important part of the model-building process. In a survey article published in this journal (Pagan and Vella 1989), methods for testing the validity of the assumptions underlying the censored regression of the Tobit model were presented. This paper questions the numerical results presented there. Indeed, my results concerning the tests when applied to Fair's well-known model for infidelity (1978) are the opposite of those presented in this journal. Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Curt Wells, 2003. "Retesting Fair's (1978) model on infidelity," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 18(2), pages 237-239.
  • Handle: RePEc:jae:japmet:v:18:y:2003:i:2:p:237-239
    DOI: 10.1002/jae.699
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    1. Fair, Ray C, 1978. "A Theory of Extramarital Affairs," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 86(1), pages 45-61, February.
    2. Pagan, Adrian & Vella, Frank, 1989. "Diagnostic Tests for Models Based on Individual Data: A Survey," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 4(S), pages 29-59, Supplemen.
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    1. David Aristei & Luca Pieroni, 2008. "A double-hurdle approach to modelling tobacco consumption in Italy," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 40(19), pages 2463-2476.
    2. Adamopoulou, Effrosyni, 2013. "New facts on infidelity," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 121(3), pages 458-462.
    3. Lee, Myoung-jae, 2012. "Treatment effects in sample selection models and their nonparametric estimation," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 167(2), pages 317-329.

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