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Sampling the Variance-Covariance Matrix in the Bayesian Multivariate Probit Model

Leon-Gonzalez, R. (2003) Sampling the Variance-Covariance Matrix in the Bayesian Multivariate Probit Model. Working Paper. Department of Economics, University of Sheffield ISSN 1749-8368


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This paper is concerned with the Bayesian estimation of a Multivariate Probit model. In particular, this paper provides a method to sample the restricted variancecovariance matrix directly from its conditional posterior density. The method allows the application of a standard Gibbs sampling algorithm to sample from the posterior density of the parameters, and hence it avoids the use of a Metropolis step. The method uses a decomposition of the Inverted Wishart density and alternative identification restrictions.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Department of Economics (Sheffield) > Sheffield Economics Research Papers Series
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Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2009 12:22
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2014 09:10
Published Version: http://www.shef.ac.uk/economics/research/serps/yea...
Status: Published
Publisher: Department of Economics, University of Sheffield
Identification Number: Sheffield Economic Research Paper Series 2003008
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/9879

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