Model Uncertainty in Characterizing Recreation Demand
A Bayesian variable selection procedure is used to control for uncertainty in the specification of a recreational demand model. Specifically, we propose a model that draws on the Bayesian paradigm to integrate the variable selection process into the model and reflect the accompanying uncertainty about which is the "best" specification used for counterfactual predictions. The advantage of this procedure over previous non-Bayesian approaches is that overcomes the problem of pre-testing in specification searches.
|Date of creation:||12 Oct 2010|
|Publication status:||Forthcoming in Environmental and Resource Economics|
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