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

Flavio Cunha, James J. Heckman, Salvador Navarro

NBER Technical Working Paper No. 340
Issued in July 2007
NBER Program(s):   TWP

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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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/t0340

Published: THE IDENTIFICATION AND ECONOMIC CONTENT OF ORDERED CHOICE MODELS WITH STOCHASTIC THRESHOLDS† Flavio Cunha, James J. Heckman, Salvador Navarro‡ Article first published online: 11 DEC 2007 DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2354.2007.00462.x International Economic Review Volume 48, Issue 4, pages 1273–1309, November 2007

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