Estimating Learning Models with Experimental Data

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Show simple item record Cabrales, Antonio García-Fontes, Walter 2009-01-22T11:46:57Z 2009-01-22T11:46:57Z 2000
dc.description.abstract We study the statistical properties of three estimation methods for a model of learning that is often tted to experimental data: quadratic deviation measures without unobserved heterogeneity, and maximum likelihood with and without unobserved heterogeneity. After discussing identi cation issues, we show that the estimators are consistent and provide their asymptotic distribution. Using Monte Carlo simulations, we show that ignoring unobserved heterogeneity can lead to seriously biased estimations in samples which have the typical length of actual experiments. Better small sample properties are obtained if unobserved heterogeneity is introduced. That is, rather than estimating the parameters for each individual, the individual parameters are considered random variables, and the distribution of those random variables is estimated.
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dc.publisher Universidad Pompeu Fabra. Departamento de Economia y Empresa
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dc.relation.ispartofseries 2000-501
dc.title Estimating Learning Models with Experimental Data
dc.type workingPaper
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
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