Tobit

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Hebrew

Proper noun[edit]

Tobit

  1. A book of the Catholic version of the Old Testament, considered apocryphal by Protestants.
  2. (rare) A male given name.
    • 1611, Bible (KJV), Tobit 1:3::
      I Tobit have walked all the days of my life in the ways of truth and justice, and I did many almsdeeds to my brethren, and my nation, who came with me to Nineve, into the land of the Assyrians.

Etymology 2[edit]

Coined by A. S. Goldberg in 1964[1] as these type of models were first proposed by James Tobin [2] and are similar to probit models.

Noun[edit]

Tobit ‎(uncountable)

  1. (statistics) a model where the dependent variable is censored.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goldberg, A. S. (1964) Econometric Theory, John Wiley & Sons
  2. ^ Tobin, James (1958), “Estimation of relationships for limited dependent variables”, in Econometrica[1], volume 26, issue 1, The Econometric Society, DOI:10.2307/1907382, pages 24–36