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Estimation of heterogeneous preferences, with an application to demand for internet services

By Walter Beckert

Abstract

This paper presents a structural econometric framework for discrete and continuous consumer choices in which unobserved intrapersonal and interpersonal preference heterogeneity is modeled explicitly. It outlines a simulation-assisted estimation methodology applicable in this framework. This methodology is illustrated in an application to analyze data from the U.C. Berkeley Internet Demand Experiment

Topics: ems
Publisher: MIT Press
Year: 2005
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.bbk.ac.uk.oai2:399

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