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MVPROBIT: Stata module to calculate multivariate probit regression using simulated maximum likelihood

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  • Lorenzo Cappellari

    (Université del Piemonte Orientale and University of Essex)

  • Stephen P. Jenkins


    (London School of Economics and Political Science)

mvprobit estimates M-equation probit models, by the method of simulated maximum likelihood (SML). (Cf. probit and biprobit which estimate 1-equation and 2-equation probit models by maximum likelihood.) The variance-covariance matrix of the cross-equation error terms has values of 1 on the leading diagonal, and the off-diagonal elements are correlations to be estimated. mvprobit uses the Geweke-Hajivassiliou-Keane (GHK) simulator to evaluate the M-dimensional Normal integrals in the likelihood function. For each observation, a likelihood contribution is calculated for each replication, and the simulated likelihood contribution is the average of the values derived from all the replications. The simulated likelihood function for the sample as a whole is then maximized using standard methods (ml in this case).

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Software component provided by Boston College Department of Economics in its series Statistical Software Components with number S432601.

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Programming language: Stata
Requires: Stata version 7.0
Date of creation: 22 May 2003
Date of revision: 25 Jan 2006
Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s432601
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