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Re: st: Extension of Bivariate Probit

From   Muhammad Anees <>
Subject   Re: st: Extension of Bivariate Probit
Date   Tue, 31 Jul 2012 09:28:08 +0500

What I guess from your discussion,

You need to model:     Y(Fail/Succeed)=f(marketing Options)+Covariates

Is this not a case of simple Logistic Regression with Marketing
Options as Categorical Indicator variables?

So your model should like:      -xt-logit y options covariates

where -xt- is optional in case if you had panel data.


On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 3:19 AM, Ayman Farahat <> wrote:
> Hello;
> I am working on a modeling whether adopting a certain marketing scheme can lead to a firm's failure.
> The firm has one of n+1 marketing option, where the first n represents the marketing choices and the "n+1" option represents not taking any action. I can model these decisions using a other exogenous covariate.
> After adopting any of the "n+1" marketing options, the firm can fail or survive. I can again model the business failure using exogenous covariates.
> I want to know whether the two outcomes (choice of marketing AND failure are related). If i only had one marketing decision, i could have used bivariate probit.
> is there an extension of the Bivariate  probit to the case where one of the dependent variables is categorical (not binary and not ordinal)?
> Thanks
> Ayman
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Muhammad Anees
Assistant Professor/Programme Coordinator
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
Attock 43600, Pakistan
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