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Testing the Consistency of Nested Logit Models with Utility Maximization


  • Herriges, Joseph A.
  • Kling, Catherine L.


This paper provides simple necessary conditions for testing the local consistency of nested logit models with stochastic utility maximization. A graphical analysis illustrates the extent to which these conditions extend the range of admissible dissimilarity coefficients beyond the unit interval.

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  • Herriges, Joseph A. & Kling, Catherine L., 1996. "Testing the Consistency of Nested Logit Models with Utility Maximization," Staff General Research Papers Archive 1500, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:1500

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