Graphical Illustration of Interaction Effects in Binary Choice Models: A Note

Jason R.V. Franken, Joost M.E. Pennings, Philip Garcia

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Abstract

Graphing procedures for evaluating power or interaction terms in binary logit and probit models are illustrated in an application to hog producers' decisions based on transaction cost economics' hypothesised positive effect of the interaction of uncertainty and asset specificity on contract use. Results support the hypothesis, particularly for producers that are otherwise on the cusp (near the 50/50 probability) of choosing either contract or spot transactions based on their responses for other variables. Such insights may not be drawn without use of the demonstrated graphing procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)852-858
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Agricultural Economics
Volume69
Issue number3
Early online date2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2018

Keywords

  • Asset specificity
  • binary choice models
  • contracts
  • transaction costs economics
  • uncertainty
  • TRANSACTION COST ECONOMICS
  • ARRANGEMENTS
  • CONTRACTS
  • ISSUES
  • LOGIT

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