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I suppose the big question is WHY one would want to do this? We designed MBC with the thought in mind that beta weights shouldn't be shown to clients for MBC. The focus would be on market simulators and sensitivity curves drawn using market simulators.

The answer will probably be that the client asked for the weights.

The trouble is that there are often multiple models built in MBC: different models for different Dependent Variables on the menu. So, one could think about somehow normalizing the betas within each model so that the range of potential weights (when considering the range of X values) was constant across people. But, that would only hold within each model. Such normalization would lead to inability to compare weights across different models. Anyway, it seems like a messy area to me.

The answer will probably be that the client asked for the weights.

The trouble is that there are often multiple models built in MBC: different models for different Dependent Variables on the menu. So, one could think about somehow normalizing the betas within each model so that the range of potential weights (when considering the range of X values) was constant across people. But, that would only hold within each model. Such normalization would lead to inability to compare weights across different models. Anyway, it seems like a messy area to me.

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