Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
This study presents an alternative method of empirical estimation of a logit model that uses the full information on the attributes of agents and only aggregate measures of agentsâ€™ choices in an application to the estimation of the costs of the adoption of conservation tillage by Iowa farmers. The methodology treats the aggregated data as an expected valueâ€”the group average of individual probabilities of choosing conservation tillage subject to measurement error.
Wade, Tara R., "Using Expectation Methods To Estimate A Discrete Choice Model When Individual Choices Are Not Observable: Methodology And Applications To Tillage Choice" (2011). Dissertations. 24.