The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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McFadden, Daniel (Born 1937)

  • John Rust
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This article reviews the contributions of Daniel L. McFadden, 2000 co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics. The article focuses on his seminal contributions to the theoretical and econometric literatures on discrete choice.


Curse of dimensionality Discrete choice Duality Generalized extreme value Independence of irrelevant alternatives Infinite horizons Logit models of individual choice Mathematical psychology Maximum likelihood McFadden, D. L. Method of simulated moments Monte Carlo methods Multinomial logit model Multinomial probit model Neural networks Overlapping generations models Probabilistic choice theory Random utility models Revealed preference Simulation-based estimation 

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