Binary Response Models

  • Joel L. Horowitz
Part of the Lecture Notes in Statistics book series (LNS, volume 131)


This chapter is concerned with estimating the binary-response model
$$ Y = \left\{{\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {1\;if\;Y* > 0\;}\\ {0\;otherwise} \end{array}} \right. $$
$$ {Y^*} = X\beta+U $$
Y is the observed dependent variable, X is a 1 × k vector of observed explanatory variables, β is a k × 1 vector of constant parameters, Y* is an unobserved, latent dependent variable, and U is an unobserved random variable. The inferential problem is to use observations of (Y, X) to estimate β and, to the extent possible, the probability that Y =1 conditional on X.


Root Mean Square Error Maximum Score Asymptotic Distribution Asymptotic Bias Rejection Probability 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joel L. Horowitz
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  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA

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