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Computing Marginal Effects In The Box-Cox Model

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  • Jason Abrevaya

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This paper considers computation of fitted values and marginal effects in the Box-Cox regression model. Two methods, 1 the “smearing” technique suggested by Duan (see Ref. [10]) and 2 direct numerical integration, are examined and compared with the “naive” method often used in econometrics.

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  • Jason Abrevaya, 2002. "Computing Marginal Effects In The Box-Cox Model," Econometric Reviews, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 21(3), pages 383-393.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:emetrv:v:21:y:2002:i:3:p:383-393
    DOI: 10.1081/ETC-120015789
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    Keywords

    Marginal effects; Box-Cox model; JEL Classification : C13; C21;

    JEL classification:

    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models

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