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Position and Communication Papers of the 16th Conference on Computer Science and Intelligence Systems

Annals of Computer Science and Information Systems, Volume 26

Maximum Simulated Likelihood: Don't Stop Believin'?

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15439/2021F113

Citation: Position and Communication Papers of the 16th Conference on Computer Science and Intelligence Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki, D. Ślęzak (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 26, pages 175180 ()

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Abstract. Unobserved heterogeneity may complicate model estimation in econometrics. To integrate out the effect of unobserved heterogeneity via maximum simulated likelihood (MSL) estimation, assumptions regarding the underlying distribution need to be made. Researchers seldomly discuss these assumptions. This raises the question, to what extent estimation results in the MSL-context are robust to potential distributional mismatch. This work-in-progress derives the research question from the literature. A simulation study is conducted that underpins the relevance of this matter, where results imply that mismatch may introduce significant bias. Intended future work to properly address and answer this question is defined and discussed.


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