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Halton Sequences for Mixed Logit

  • Train, Kenneth

The simulation variance in the estimation of mixed logit parameters is found, in our application, to be lower with 100 Halton draws than with 1000 random draws. This finding confirms Bhat's (1999a) results and implies significant reduction in run times for mixed logit estimation. Further investigation is needed to assure that the result is not quixotic or masking other issues.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, Institute for Business and Economic Research, UC Berkeley in its series Department of Economics, Working Paper Series with number qt6zs694tp.

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Date of creation: 05 May 2000
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Handle: RePEc:cdl:econwp:qt6zs694tp
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  1. V.A. Hajivassiliou & P. A. Ruud, 1993. "Classical Estimation Methods for LDV Models Using Simulation," Econometrics 9311002, EconWPA.
  2. Brownstone, David & Train, Kenneth, 1999. "Forecasting new product penetration with flexible substitution patterns," University of California Transportation Center, Working Papers qt3tb6j874, University of California Transportation Center.
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  4. Lee, Lung-Fei, 1992. "On Efficiency of Methods of Simulated Moments and Maximum Simulated Likelihood Estimation of Discrete Response Models," Econometric Theory, Cambridge University Press, vol. 8(04), pages 518-552, December.
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