Fosgerau, Mogens and Bierlaire, Michel (2007): A practical test for the choice of mixing distribution in discrete choice models. Published in: Transportation Research Part B , Vol. 41, (2007): pp. 784794.

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Abstract
The choice of a specific distribution for random parameters of discrete choice models is a critical issue in transportation analysis. Indeed, various pieces of research have demonstrated that an inappropriate choice of the distribution may lead to serious bias in model forecast and in the estimated means of random parameters. In this paper, we propose a practical test, based on seminonparametric techniques. The test is analyzed both on synthetic and real data, and is shown to be simple and powerful.
Item Type:  MPRA Paper 

Original Title:  A practical test for the choice of mixing distribution in discrete choice models 
Language:  English 
Keywords:  Mixed logit; Random parameters; Nonparametric; Seminonparametric; Hypothesis testing 
Subjects:  C  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1  Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General > C14  Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General C  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2  Single Equation Models ; Single Variables > C25  Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models ; Discrete Regressors ; Proportions ; Probabilities 
Item ID:  42276 
Depositing User:  Mogens Fosgerau 
Date Deposited:  30 Oct 2012 19:00 
Last Modified:  15 Oct 2016 01:10 
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URI:  https://mpra.ub.unimuenchen.de/id/eprint/42276 