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st: Mean-Centering predictor variables in Probit regression?


From   Kam Kup <kamkupan@yahoo.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Mean-Centering predictor variables in Probit regression?
Date   Fri, 7 Dec 2007 09:53:00 -0800 (PST)

Is it accepted to standardize covariates in a discrete
choice model in order to avoid multicollinearity. 
(Standardizing here refers to mean-centering each
variable and then divide it by its standard
deviation).

I know that this will yield different estimates in the
non-linear case.  But my question is, are there any
good reasons not to do it?

Thank you!

Kam


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