alexa The choice of medical providers in rural Bénin: a comparison of discrete choice models.
Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Journal of Bioprocessing & Biotechniques

Author(s): Bolduc D, Lacroix G, Muller C

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Abstract In this paper we estimate three different discrete choice models of provider choice using data from the rural District of Ouidah in Bénin. These three model are: Multinomial Logit (ML); (2) Independent Multinomial Probit (IMP); (3) Multinomial Probit (MP). A comparison of IMP and MP allows us to reject the independence assumption between providers. Furthermore, the cross-price elasticities computed from the restrictive specifications (ML and IMP) are dramatically different from those computed from the more general one (MP). These results cast some doubt on the validity of the previous findings and policy recommendations that are typically based on the ML specification.
This article was published in J Health Econ and referenced in Journal of Bioprocessing & Biotechniques

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