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Estimation of Heterogeneous Preferences, with an Application to Demand for Internet Services

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  • Walter Beckert

    (Birkbeck College, University of London)

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This paper presents a structural econometric framework for discrete and continuous consumer choices in which unobserved intrapersonal and interpersonal preference heterogeneity is modeled explicitly. It outlines a simulation-assisted estimation methodology applicable in this framework. This methodology is illustrated in an application to analyze data from the U.C. Berkeley Internet Demand Experiment. 2005 President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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  • Walter Beckert, 2005. "Estimation of Heterogeneous Preferences, with an Application to Demand for Internet Services," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 87(3), pages 495-502, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:tpr:restat:v:87:y:2005:i:3:p:495-502
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    1. Mette Christensen, 2007. "Integrability of demand accounting for unobservable heterogeneity: a test on panel data," IFS Working Papers W07/14, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
    2. Goolsbee Austan, 2006. "The Value of Broadband and the Deadweight Loss of Taxing New Technology," The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, De Gruyter, vol. 5(1), pages 1-31, April.

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