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Optimal Minimax Rates For Nonparametric Specification Testing In Regression Models

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  • Guerre, Emmanuel
  • Lavergne, Pascal

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In the context of testing the specification of a nonlinear parametric regression function, we adopt a nonparametric minimax approach to determine the maximum rate at which a set of smooth alternatives can approach the null hypothesis while ensuring that a test can uniformly detect any alternative in this set with some predetermined power. We show that a smooth nonparametric test has optimal asymptotic minimax properties for regular alternatives. As a by-product, we obtain the rate of the smoothing parameter that ensures rate-optimality of the test. We show that, in contrast, a class of nonsmooth tests, which includes the integrated conditional moment test of Bierens (1982, Journal of Econometrics 20, 105 134), has suboptimal asymptotic minimax properties.

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Article provided by Cambridge University Press in its journal Econometric Theory.

Volume (Year): 18 (2002)
Issue (Month): 05 (October)
Pages: 1139-1171

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Handle: RePEc:cup:etheor:v:18:y:2002:i:05:p:1139-1171_18

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  1. Pascal Lavergne & Valentin Patilea, 2006. "Breaking the Curse of Dimensionality in Nonparametric Testing," Working Papers 2006-24, Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique.
  2. Juan M. Rodríguez-Póo & Stefan Sperlich & Philippe Vieu, 2012. "A Practical Test for Misspecification in Regression: Functional Form, Separability and Distribution," Research Papers by the Institute of Economics and Econometrics, Geneva School of Economics and Management, University of Geneva 12093, Institut d'Economie et Econométrie, Université de Genève.
  3. Joel Horowitz & Sokbae 'Simon' Lee, 2007. "Testing a parametric quantile-regression model with an endogenous explanatory variable against a nonparametric alternative," CeMMAP working papers CWP02/07, Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
  4. Felix Abramovich & Italia Feis & Theofanis Sapatinas, 2009. "Optimal testing for additivity in multiple nonparametric regression," Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Springer, vol. 61(3), pages 691-714, September.
  5. Stefan Sperlich, 2013. "Comments on: An updated review of Goodness-of-Fit tests for regression models," TEST: An Official Journal of the Spanish Society of Statistics and Operations Research, Springer, vol. 22(3), pages 419-427, September.
  6. Lavergne, Pascal & Patilea, Valentin, 2011. "One for all and all for one: regression checks with many regressors," MPRA Paper 35779, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  7. Emmanuel Guerre & Pascal Lavergne, 2004. "Data-Driven Rate-Optimal Specification Testing In Regression Models," Econometrics 0411008, EconWPA.
  8. Wenceslao González-Manteiga & Rosa Crujeiras, 2013. "An updated review of Goodness-of-Fit tests for regression models," TEST: An Official Journal of the Spanish Society of Statistics and Operations Research, Springer, vol. 22(3), pages 361-411, September.
  9. Richard Blundell & Joel L. Horowitz, 2007. "A Non-Parametric Test of Exogeneity," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 74(4), pages 1035-1058.
  10. Juan Carlos Escanciano & Kyungchul Song, 2007. "Asymptotically Optimal Tests for Single-Index Restrictions with a Focus on Average Partial Effects," PIER Working Paper Archive 07-005, Penn Institute for Economic Research, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania.
  11. Andrea Vaona, 2008. "The sensitivity of nonparametric misspecification tests to disturbance autocorrelation," Quaderni della facoltà di Scienze economiche dell'Università di Lugano 0803, USI Università della Svizzera italiana.
  12. Song, Kyungchul, 2010. "Testing semiparametric conditional moment restrictions using conditional martingale transforms," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 154(1), pages 74-84, January.
  13. Guay, Alain & Guerre, Emmanuel & Lazarová, Štěpána, 2013. "Robust adaptive rate-optimal testing for the white noise hypothesis," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 176(2), pages 134-145.

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