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Generalized Method of Moments, Efficient Bootstrapping, and Improved Inference

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  • Brown, Bryan W
  • Newey, Whitney K

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Generalized method of moments (GMM) has been an important innovation in econometrics. Its usefulness has motivated a search for good inference procedures based on GMM. This article presents a novel method of bootstrapping for GMM based on resampling from the empirical likelihood distribution that imposes the moment restrictions. We show that this approach yields a large-sample improvement and is efficient, and give examples. We also discuss the development of GMM and other recent work on improved inference.

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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: 507-17

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Handle: RePEc:bes:jnlbes:v:20:y:2002:i:4:p:507-17

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