Keywords : Bayesian Lasso

Bayesian Lasso Tobit regression

Journal of Al-Qadisiyah for Computer Science and Mathematics, 2019, Volume 11, Issue 2, Pages 1-13

In the present research, we have proposed a new approach for model selection in Tobit regression. The new technique uses Bayesian Lasso in Tobit regression (BLTR). It has many features that give optimum estimation and variable selection property. Specifically, we introduced a new hierarchal model. Then, a new Gibbs sampler is introduced. We also extend the new approach by adding the ridge parameter inside the variance covariance matrix to avoid the singularity in the case of multicollinearity or in case the number of predictors greater than the number of observations. A comparison was made with other previous techniques applying the simulation examples and real data. It is worth mentioning, that the obtained results were promising and encouraging, giving better results compared to the previous methods.