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Estimation of an endogenous switching regression model with discrete dependent variables: Monte-Carlo analysis and empirical application of three estimators

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  • Ayal Kimhi

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The performances of alternative two-stage estimators for the endogenous switching regression model with discrete dependent variables are compared, with regard to their usefulness as starting values for maximum likelihood estimation. This is especially important in the presence of large correlation coefficients, in which case maximum likelihood procedures have difficulties to converge. Monte-Carlo simulations indicate that an estimator that corrects for conditional heteroskedasticity of the residuals is superior in almost all instances, and especially when maximum likelihood is problematic. This result is also obtained in an empirical example in which off-farm work participation equations of farm women are conditional on farm work participation status.

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  • Ayal Kimhi, 1999. "Estimation of an endogenous switching regression model with discrete dependent variables: Monte-Carlo analysis and empirical application of three estimators," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 24(2), pages 225-241.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:empeco:v:24:y:1999:i:2:p:225-241
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    Keywords

    Endogenous switching · discrete dependent variables · two-stage estimators · Monte-Carlo simulations · farm women's off-farm work participation;

    JEL classification:

    • C35 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions
    • Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply

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