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On Bartlett correction of empirical likelihood in the presence of nuisance parameters

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  • Song Xi Chen
  • Hengjian Cui

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Lazar & Mykland (1999) showed that an empirical likelihood defined by two estimating equations with a nuisance parameter need not be Bartlett-correctable. This paper shows that Bartlett correction of empirical likelihood in the presence of a nuisance parameter depends critically on the way the nuisance parameter is removed when formulating the likelihood for the parameter of interest. We establish in the broad framework of estimating functions that the empirical likelihood is still Bartlett-correctable if the nuisance parameter is profiled out given the value of the parameter of interest. Copyright 2006, Oxford University Press.

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Article provided by Biometrika Trust in its journal Biometrika.

Volume (Year): 93 (2006)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 215-220

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Handle: RePEc:oup:biomet:v:93:y:2006:i:1:p:215-220

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  1. Taisuke Otsu & Ke-Li Xu, 2011. "Empirical Likelihood for Regression Discontinuity Design," Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers 1799, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University.
  2. Song Chen & Ingrid Van Keilegom, 2009. "A review on empirical likelihood methods for regression," TEST: An Official Journal of the Spanish Society of Statistics and Operations Research, Springer, vol. 18(3), pages 415-447, November.
  3. Kakizawa, Yoshihide, 2011. "Improved additive adjustments for the LR/ELR test statistics," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 81(8), pages 1245-1255, August.
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  5. Francesco Bravo, 2013. "Partially linear varying coefficient models with missing at random responses," Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Springer, vol. 65(4), pages 721-762, August.
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  8. Song Xi Chen & Jiti Gao, 2010. "Simultaneous Testing of Mean and Variance Structures in Nonlinear Time Series Models," School of Economics Working Papers 2010-28, University of Adelaide, School of Economics.
  9. Lehmann, Bruce N., 2009. "The role of beliefs in inference for rational expectations models," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 150(2), pages 322-331, June.
  10. Kakizawa, Yoshihide, 2010. "Comparison of Bartlett-type adjusted tests in the multiparameter case," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 101(7), pages 1638-1655, August.
  11. Liu, Yukun & Yu, Chi Wai, 2010. "Bartlett correctable two-sample adjusted empirical likelihood," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 101(7), pages 1701-1711, August.
  12. Chen, Song Xi & Gao, Jiti, 2007. "An adaptive empirical likelihood test for parametric time series regression models," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 141(2), pages 950-972, December.

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