Estimation in a model with incidental parameters

We study the maximum likelihood method together with bootstrap analysis and other uncertainty measures in a situation with both structural and incidental parameters and a rather simple parametric setting. Our purpose is to study methods that can be generalised to and used in more complicated situations of similar nature.

Two different approaches to the incidental parameters are treated, one deterministic and one random. Both approaches are shown to give similar results. When analysing the asymptotic properties of the estimator of the structural parameter, the profile likelihood, the delta method and the bootstrap analysis seem to be equally good in the deterministic case. The bootstrap also works well with a random interpretation of the incidental parameters.

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Apr

Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) workshop in Stockholm

An open seminar and workshop in Stockholm will be held on 25-26 April 2018. The workshop deals with the use of CBA as a basis for decision-making in the public sector. The workshop is organized by, among others, Professor Jan-Eric Nilsson, VTI.

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