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Non-linear mixed logit

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  • Steffen Andersen

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  • Glenn Harrison

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  • Arne Hole

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  • Morten Lau

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  • E. Rutström

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We develop an extension of the familiar linear mixed logit model to allow for the direct estimation of parametric non-linear functions defined over structural parameters. Classic applications include the estimation of coefficients of utility functions to characterize risk attitudes and discounting functions to characterize impatience. There are several unexpected benefits of this extension, apart from the ability to directly estimate structural parameters of theoretical interest.
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  • Steffen Andersen & Glenn Harrison & Arne Hole & Morten Lau & E. Rutström, 2012. "Non-linear mixed logit," Theory and Decision, Springer, vol. 73(1), pages 77-96, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:theord:v:73:y:2012:i:1:p:77-96
    DOI: 10.1007/s11238-011-9277-0
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    Keywords

    Risk attitudes; Random coefficients; Mixed logit; Lottery choices; Behavioral econometrics; Structural estimation;

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    • C10 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - General

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