Interpreting Estimated Parameters and Measuring Individual Heterogeneity in Random Coefficient Models
|Keywords:||Panel data;random effects;random parameters;maximum simulated likelihood;conditional mean;conditional variance;marginal effects;confidence interval|
|Abstract:||Recent studies in econometrics and statistics include many applications of random parameter models. The underlying structural parameters in these models are often not directly informative about the statistical relationship of interest. As a result, standard significance tests of structural parameters in random parameter models do not necessarily indicate the presence or absence of a ‘significant’ relationship among the model variables. This note offers a suggestion on how to examine the results of estimation of a general form of random parameter model. We also extend results on computing individual level parameters in a random parameters setting and show how simulation based estimates of parameters in conditional distributions can be used to examine the influence of model covariates (marginal effects) at an individual level|
|Appears in Collections:||Economics Working Papers|
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