nep-dcm New Economics Papers
on Discrete Choice Models
Issue of 2017‒04‒16
two papers chosen by
Edoardo Marcucci
Università degli studi Roma Tre

  1. Time for Waste, Waste of Time? Assessing Heterogeneous Values of Time Spent Recycling Using a Latent-Class Rank-Ordered Logit Approach Model By Olivier Beaumais; Dominique Prunetti
  2. DFEL-RTN, a set of TSP programs for root-N consistent estimations of dynamic fixed effects logit models By Yoshitsugu Kitazawa

  1. By: Olivier Beaumais (Identities, Spaces and Activities Laboratory, Pasquale Paoli University of Corsica); Dominique Prunetti (Identities, Spaces and Activities Laboratory, Pasquale Paoli University of Corsica)
    Abstract: Although the opportunity cost of time spent recycling has long been recognized as a key determinant of household recycling participation, very few empirical studies have attempted to provide estimates of it. In this paper, we propose a model of household recycling that, while including pecuniary and non pecuniary motives for decisions, such as social and moral norms or warm-glow, reveals heterogeneous values of saving time from recycling (VSTR). The predictions of our model are being tested, extending the basic latent-class logit model to the latent-class ranked ordered model and using data from a discrete choice experiment on waste management conducted in 2008 in Corsica. We find VSTR clearly heterogeneous across individuals, ranging from 8% to 76% of one's income.
    Date: 2017–03
  2. By: Yoshitsugu Kitazawa (Faculty of Economics, Kyushu Sangyo University)
    Abstract: gDFEL-RTN (version 0.0.0) h is a set of TSP programs for root-N consistently estimating the dynamic fixed effects logit model with strictly exogenous continuous explanatory variables and/or time dummies. This set facilitates the researchers exploring the binary choice panel data.
    Keywords: dynamic fixed effects logit models; strictly exogenous continuous explanatory variables; time dummies; root-N consistent GMM estimators
    JEL: C23 C25
    Date: 2017–04

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