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Introduction to the JBES Special Issue on Structural Estimation in Applied Microeconomics

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  • Keane, Michael
  • Wolpin, Kenneth

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In the introduction to the special issue, we discusses the important role of economic theory in drawing inferences about behavior from data. The papers in the special issue represent several different approaches to theory-based empirical analysis, ranging from "full solution" methods to the estimation of "approximate reduced-form decision rules." We contrast these various approaches to estimation.

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  • Keane, Michael & Wolpin, Kenneth, 1997. "Introduction to the JBES Special Issue on Structural Estimation in Applied Microeconomics," MPRA Paper 55136, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Del Boca, Daniela & Sauer, Robert M., 2009. "Life cycle employment and fertility across institutional environments," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 53(3), pages 274-292, April.
    2. Winter, Joachim, 1997. "Ökonometrische Analyse diskreter dynamischer Entscheidungsprozesse," Sonderforschungsbereich 504 Publications 99-27, Sonderforschungsbereich 504, Universität Mannheim;Sonderforschungsbereich 504, University of Mannheim.
    3. Keane, Michael P., 2010. "Structural vs. atheoretic approaches to econometrics," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 156(1), pages 3-20, May.
    4. Bernard Fortin & Nicolas Jacquemet & Bruce Shearer, 2008. "Policy Analysis in the Health-Services Market: Accounting for Quality and Quantity," Cahiers de recherche 0807, CIRPEE.
    5. Yasutora Watanabe, 2008. "Ministerial Weights and Government Formation: Estimation Using a Bargaining Model," Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Oxford University Press, vol. 24(1), pages 95-119, May.

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    Keywords

    structural estimation; theory based empirical analysis; reduced form; approximate decision rule;

    JEL classification:

    • C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection

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