Serial Nonparticipation in Repeated Discrete Choice Models

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Roger H. von Haefen

North Carolina State University - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics

D. Matthew Massey

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Wiktor Adamowicz

University of Alberta

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Date Written: November 2005

Abstract

We consider alternative econometric strategies for addressing serial nonparticipation, that is, repeated choice of the same alternative or same type of alternative across a series of choice occasions, in data typically analyzed within the repeated discrete choice framework. Single and double hurdle variants of the repeated discrete choice model are developed and applied to choice experiment and multisite seasonal recreation demand data. Our results suggest that hurdle models can generate significant improvements in statistical fit and qualitatively different policy implications, particularly in choice experiment applications where the proper treatment of serial nonparticipation is relatively more ambiguous.

Keywords: choice experiments, discrete choice models, hurdle models, recreation demand, serial nonparticipation

Suggested Citation

von Haefen, Roger H. and Massey, D. Matthew and Adamowicz, Wiktor, Serial Nonparticipation in Repeated Discrete Choice Models (November 2005). American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 87, Issue 4, pp. 1061-1076, 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3581173 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8276.2005.00794.x

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