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The Identification and Economic Content of Ordered Choice Models with Stochastic Thresholds

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  • Cunha, Flavio

    (University of Pennsylvania)

  • Heckman, James J.

    (University of Chicago)

  • Navarro, Salvador

    (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

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This paper extends the widely used ordered choice model by introducing stochastic thresholds and interval-specific outcomes. The model can be interpreted as a generalization of the GAFT (MPH) framework for discrete duration data that jointly models durations and outcomes associated with different stopping times. We establish conditions for nonparametric identification. We interpret the ordered choice model as a special case of a general discrete choice model and as a special case of a dynamic discrete choice model.

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  • Cunha, Flavio & Heckman, James J. & Navarro, Salvador, 2007. "The Identification and Economic Content of Ordered Choice Models with Stochastic Thresholds," IZA Discussion Papers 2940, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
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    ordered choice; discrete choice; dynamics;
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    • C31 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions; Social Interaction Models

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