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A Minimum Power Divergence Class of CDFs and Estimators for Binary Choice Models

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  • Mittelhammer, Ron C Dr.
  • Judge, George G.

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The Cressie-Read (CR) family of power divergence measures is used to identify a new class of statistical models and estimators for competing explanations of the data in binary choice models. A large flexible class of cumulative distribution functions and associated probability density functions emerge that subsumes the conventional logit model, and forms the basis for a large set of estimation alternatives to traditional logit and probit methods. Asymptotic properties of estimators are identified, and sampling experiments are used to provide a basis for gauging the finite sample performance of the estimators in this new class of statistical models.

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  • Mittelhammer, Ron C Dr. & Judge, George G., 2008. "A Minimum Power Divergence Class of CDFs and Estimators for Binary Choice Models," Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley, Working Paper Series qt7bc2828q, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley.
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