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Local structural quantile effects in a model with a nonseparable control variable

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  • Jun, Sung Jae

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I consider a semiparametric version of the nonseparable triangular model of Chesher [Chesher, A., 2003. Identification in nonseparable models. Econometrica 71, 1405-1441]. The proposed model is linear in coefficients, where the coefficients are unknown functions of unobserved latent variables. Using a control variable idea and quantile regression methods, I propose a simple two-step estimator for the coefficients evaluated at particular values of the latent variables. Under the condition that the instruments are locally relevant (i.e. they affect a particular conditional quantile of interest of the endogenous variable) I establish consistency and asymptotic normality. Simulation experiments confirm the theoretical results.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Econometrics.

Volume (Year): 151 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 (July)
Pages: 82-97

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Handle: RePEc:eee:econom:v:151:y:2009:i:1:p:82-97

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Keywords: Triangular models Local instruments Control variables Quantile regression;

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Cited by:
  1. Victor Chernozhukov & Iván Fernández-Val & Amanda E. Kowalski, 2011. "Quantile Regression with Censoring and Endogeneity," NBER Working Papers 16997, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Jun, Sung Jae & Pinkse, Joris & Xu, Haiqing, 2011. "Tighter bounds in triangular systems," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 161(2), pages 122-128, April.
  3. Nese Yildiz, 2012. "Estimation of Binary Choice Models with Linear Index and Dummy Endogenous Variables," Koç University-TUSIAD Economic Research Forum Working Papers 1202, Koc University-TUSIAD Economic Research Forum.

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