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Sargan's Instrumental Variables Estimation and the Generalized Method of Moments

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  • Arellano, Manuel

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This article surveys J. D. Sargan's work on instrumental variables (IV) estimation and its connections with the generalized method of moments (GMM). First the modeling context in which Sargan motivated IV estimation is presented. Then the theory of IV estimation as developed by Sargan is discussed. His approach to efficiency, his minimax estimator, tests of overidentification and underidentification, and his later work on the finite-sample properties of IV estimators are reviewed. Next, his approach to modeling IV equations with serial correlation is discussed and compared with the GMM approach. Finally, Sargan's results for nonlinear-in-parameters IV models are described.

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Article provided by American Statistical Association in its journal Journal of Business and Economic Statistics.

Volume (Year): 20 (2002)
Issue (Month): 4 (October)
Pages: 450-59

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Handle: RePEc:bes:jnlbes:v:20:y:2002:i:4:p:450-59

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