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Instrumental variable methods for recovering continuous linear functionals

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    This paper develops methods for estimating continuous linear functionals in nonparametric instrumental variable problems. Examples of such functionals include consumer surplus and weighted average derivatives. The estimation procedure is robust to a setting where the underlying model is not identified but the linear functional is. In order to attain such robustness, it is necessary to employ a partially identified nuisance parameter. We address this problem by consistently estimating a unique element of the identified set for nuisance parameters which we then use to construct a asymptotically normal estimator for the desired linear functional.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Econometrics.

    Volume (Year): 161 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 2 (April)
    Pages: 129-146

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:econom:v:161:y:2011:i:2:p:129-146

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    Keywords: Instrumental variables Partial identification;

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    1. Xiaohong Chen & Victor Chernozhukov & Sokbae 'Simon' Lee & Whitney Newey, 2011. "Local identification of nonparametric and semiparametric models," CeMMAP working papers CWP17/11, Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
    2. Juan Carlos Escanciano & Wei Li, 2013. "On the identification of structural linear functionals," CeMMAP working papers CWP48/13, Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
    3. Liao, Yuan & Jiang, Wenxin, 2011. "Posterior consistency of nonparametric conditional moment restricted models," MPRA Paper 38700, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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