Dummy covariates in CUB models

IANNARIO, MARIA; Department Of Statistical Sciences-University Of Naples Federico II
In this paper we discuss the use of dummy variables as sensible covariates in a class of statistical models which aim at explaining the subjects’ preferences with respect to several items. After a brief introduction to CUB models, the work considers statistical interpretations of dummy covariates. Then, a simulation study is performed to evaluate the power discrimination of an asymptotic test among sub-populations. Some empirical evidences and concluding remarks end the paper.