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Estimation of a US dairy sector model by maximum simulated likelihood


  • Carlos Arias
  • Thomas Cox


This paper estimates a multivariate Tobit system of monthly wholesale dairy prices where four prices are lower censored by the dairy price support programme. Using Maximum Simulated Likelihood (MSL) the effects of simulation noise are tested/corrected for and the relevance of estimating multivariate versus the single Tobit equations discussed.

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  • Carlos Arias & Thomas Cox, 2001. "Estimation of a US dairy sector model by maximum simulated likelihood," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 33(9), pages 1201-1211.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:33:y:2001:i:9:p:1201-1211
    DOI: 10.1080/00036840010005797

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    1. Vincenzo Atella & Carlos Arias & Federico Perali & Raffaella Castagnini, 2003. "Estimation of the Sharing Rule Between Adults and Children and Related Equivalence Scales Within a Collective Consumption Framework," CEIS Research Paper 28, Tor Vergata University, CEIS.
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    3. Qian, Hang, 2009. "Estimating SUR Tobit Model while errors are gaussian scale mixtures: with an application to high frequency financial data," MPRA Paper 31509, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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