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Nonparametric Matching and Efficient Estimators of Homothetically Separable Functions

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  • Arthur Lewbel

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    (Boston College)

  • Oliver Linton

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    (London School of Economics)

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For vectors z and w and scalar v, let r(v,z,w) be a function that can be nonparametrically estimated consistently and asymptotically normally, such as a distribution, density, or conditional mean regression function. We provide consistent, asymptotically normal nonparametric estimators for the functions G and H, where r(v,z,w)=H[vG(z),w], and some related models. This framework encompasses homothetic and homothetically separable functions, and transformed partly additive models r(v,z,w)=h[v+g(z),w] for unknown functions g and h. Such models reduce the curse of dimensionality, provide a natural generalization of linear index models, and are widely used in utility, production, and cost function applications. We also provide an estimator of G that is oracle efficient, achieving the same performance as an estimator based on local least squares knowing H.

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Paper provided by Boston College Department of Economics in its series Boston College Working Papers in Economics with number 585.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: 29 Oct 2003
Date of revision: 04 Sep 2006
Handle: RePEc:boc:bocoec:585

Note: Previously circulated as "Nonparametric Estimation of Homothetic and Homothetically Separable Functions"
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Keywords: Cost Function; Economies of Scale; Homogeneous Function; Homothetic Function; Index Models; Nonparametric; Oracle Efficiency; Production Function; Separability.;

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  1. Juan Carlos Escanciano & David Jacho-Chavez & Arthur Lewbel, 2010. "Uniform Convergence of Weighted Sums of Non- and Semi-parametric Residuals for Estimation and Testing," Boston College Working Papers in Economics 756, Boston College Department of Economics, revised 31 Jan 2012.
  2. Yingyong Dong & Arthur Lewbel, 2009. "Nonparametric identification of a binary random factor in cross section data," CeMMAP working papers CWP16/09, Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
  3. Daniel J. Henderson, 2009. "A Non-parametric Examination of Capital-Skill Complementarity," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, vol. 71(4), pages 519-538, 08.
  4. Le-Yu Chen, 2009. "Identification of structural dynamic discrete choice models," CeMMAP working papers CWP08/09, Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
  5. David Jacho-Chávez & Arthur Lewbel & Oliver Linton, 2006. "Identification and nonparametric estimation of a transformed additively separable model," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 4416, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  6. Juan M. Rodríguez-Póo & Stefan Sperlich & Philippe Vieu, 2012. "A Practical Test for Misspecification in Regression: Functional Form, Separability and Distribution," Research Papers by the Institute of Economics and Econometrics, Geneva School of Economics and Management, University of Geneva 12093, Institut d'Economie et Econométrie, Université de Genève.
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