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Estimating Semi-Parametric Panel Multinomial Choice Models Using Cyclic Monotonicity

Shi, Xiaoxia and Shum, Matthew and Song, Wei (2018) Estimating Semi-Parametric Panel Multinomial Choice Models Using Cyclic Monotonicity. Econometrica, 86 (2). pp. 737-761. ISSN 0012-9682. doi:10.3982/ECTA14115.

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This paper proposes a new semi‐parametric identification and estimation approach to multinomial choice models in a panel data setting with individual fixed effects. Our approach is based on cyclic monotonicity, which is a defining convex‐analytic feature of the random utility framework underlying multinomial choice models. From the cyclic monotonicity property, we derive identifying inequalities without requiring any shape restrictions for the distribution of the random utility shocks. These inequalities point identify model parameters under straightforward assumptions on the covariates. We propose a consistent estimator based on these inequalities.

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Additional Information:© 2018 Econometric Society. We thank Khai Chiong, Federico Echenique, Bruce E. Hansen, Jack R. Porter, and seminar audiences at Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, NYU, UC Riverside, UNC, and the Xiamen/WISE Econometrics Conference in Honor of Takeshi Amemiya for useful comments. Pengfei Sui and Jun Zhang provided excellent research assistance. Xiaoxia Shi acknowledges the financial support of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation via the Graduate School Fall Competition Grant.
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