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Simulation of Multinomial Probit Probabilities and Imputation of Missing Data

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  • Steven Stern

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  • Victor Lavy

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  • Michael Palumbo

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Abstract

We use simulation methods to impute missing data. First we suggest how one can iteratively estimate a large number of parameters associated with a joint normal distribution function fof latent variable associated with the data. We suggest a way to test the joint normality assumption next. Finally, we propose a method to use draws from the estimated distribution efficiently in a method of simulated moments or simulated maximum likelihood procedure. In the second half of the paper, we apply the proposed methods ot two data sets from Jamaica with significant missing data problems. We find that the procedure provides better parameter estimates in simple models than present popular methods

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  • Steven Stern & Victor Lavy & Michael Palumbo, 1998. "Simulation of Multinomial Probit Probabilities and Imputation of Missing Data," Virginia Economics Online Papers 388, University of Virginia, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:vir:virpap:388
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    Keywords

    simulation; imputation;

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    • C15 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Statistical Simulation Methods: General

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