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A new class of asymptotically efficient estimators for moment condition models

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  • Fan, Yanqin
  • Gentry, Matthew
  • Li, Tong
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    In this paper, we propose a new class of asymptotically efficient estimators for moment condition models. These estimators share the same higher order bias properties as the generalized empirical likelihood estimators and once bias corrected, have the same higher order efficiency properties as the bias corrected generalized empirical likelihood estimators. Unlike the generalized empirical likelihood estimators, our new estimators are much easier to compute. A simulation study finds that our estimators have better finite sample performance than the two-step GMM, and compare well to several potential alternatives in terms of both computational stability and overall performance.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Econometrics.

    Volume (Year): 162 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 2 (June)
    Pages: 268-277

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:econom:v:162:y:2011:i:2:p:268-277

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