Encyclopedia of Law and Economics

2019 Edition
| Editors: Alain Marciano, Giovanni Battista Ramello

Discrete Choice Models

  • Patrice BougetteEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7753-2_142


Discrete choice models (DCM) have been essential in modeling agents' decision-making behavior. Empirical analysis in law and economics uses therefore such a method. This essay summarizes the definition and the different types of DCMs.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.


  1. Maddala GS (1983) Limited-dependent and qualitative variables in econometrics. Econometric society monographs No 3. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, MAGoogle Scholar
  2. Hensher D, Rose J, Greene W (2005) Applied Choice Analysis: A Primer. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, MAGoogle Scholar
  3. McFadden D (1974) Conditional logit analysis of qualitative choice behavior. In: Zarembka P (ed) Frontiers of econometrics. Academic, New York, pp 105–142Google Scholar
  4. McFadden D (2001) Economic choices. Am Econ Rev 91:351–378. Nobel Prize LectureCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Train K (2009) Discrete choice methods with simulation, 2nd edn. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, MACrossRefGoogle Scholar

Further Reading

  1. Anderson SP, de Palma A, Thisse JF (1992) Discrete choice theory of product differentiation. The MIT Press, Cambridge, MACrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Economics, Université Côte d’Azur, CNRSGREDEGFrance