A comment on "Estimating dynamic discrete choice models with hyperbolic discounting" by Hanming Fan and Yang Wang

Jaap Abbring, Øystein Daljord

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Abstract

Fang and Wang's (2015) Proposition 2 claims generic identification of a dynamic discrete choice model with hyperbolic discounting under exclusion restrictions. We note that Proposition 2 uses a definition of “generic” that does not preclude that a generically identified model is nowhere identified. We provide two examples of models that are generically identified under this definition, but that are, respectively, everywhere and nowhere identified. We then show that the proof of Proposition 2 is incorrect and incomplete. We conclude that Proposition 2 has no implications for identification of the dynamic discrete choice model and suggest alternative approaches to its identification.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)565-571
JournalInternational Economic Review
Volume61
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2020

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