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The Berry–Levinsohn–Pakes estimator of the random-coefficients logit demand model


  • David W. Vincent

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In this article, I describe the algorithm proposed by Berry, Levinsohn, and Pakes (1995, Econometrica 63: 841–890) to fit the random-parameters logit demand model from product market shares. I present a new command, blp, for this estimator. Copyright 2015 by StataCorp LP.

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  • David W. Vincent, 2015. "The Berry–Levinsohn–Pakes estimator of the random-coefficients logit demand model," Stata Journal, StataCorp LP, vol. 15(3), pages 854-880, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:tsj:stataj:v:15:y:2015:i:3:p:854-880
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