Bayesian analysis of the ordered probit model with endogenous selection

Department of Economics, Indiana University, Wylie Hall 105, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
Journal of Econometrics (Impact Factor: 1.53). 04/2008; DOI: 10.1016/j.jeconom.2007.11.001

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