Serial Nonparticipation in Repeated Discrete Choice Models

Posted: 16 Feb 2007

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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 L. (Vic) Adamowicz

University of Alberta

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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.

Suggested Citation

von Haefen, Roger H. and Massey, D. Matthew and Adamowicz, Wiktor L. (Vic), Serial Nonparticipation in Repeated Discrete Choice Models. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 87, No. 4, pp. 1061-1076, November 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=963689 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8276.2005.00794.x

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