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Generalized moment based estimation and inference

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  • van Akkeren, Marco
  • Judge, George
  • Mittelhammer, Ron

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We extend the empirical likelihood method of estimation and inference proposed by Owen and others and demonstrate how it may be used in a general linear model context and to mitigate the impact of an ill-conditioned design matrix. A dual loss information theoretic estimating function is used along with extended moment conditions to yield a data based estimator that has the usual consistency and asymptotic normality results. Limiting chi-square distributions may be used to obtain hypothesis test or confidence intervals. The estimator appears to have excellent finite sample properties under a squared error loss measure.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Econometrics.

Volume (Year): 107 (2002)
Issue (Month): 1-2 (March)
Pages: 127-148

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Handle: RePEc:eee:econom:v:107:y:2002:i:1-2:p:127-148

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  1. Femenia, Fabienne & Gohin, Alexandre, 2007. "Estimating price elasticities of food trade functions: How relevant is the gravity approach?," Working Papers 7211, TRADEAG - Agricultural Trade Agreements.
  2. Fabienne Féménia & Alexandre Gohin, 2009. "Estimating censored and non homothetic demand systems: the generalized maximum entropy approach," Working Papers SMART - LERECO 200912, INRA UMR SMART.

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