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Nonparametric Identification of Regression Models Containing a Misclassified Dichotomous Regressor Without Instruments

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  • Xiaohong Chen

    (Yale University)

  • Yingyao Hu

    (Johns Hopkins University)

  • Arthur Lewbel

    ()
    (Boston College)

Abstract

This note considers nonparametric identification of a general nonlinear regression model with a dichotomous regressor subject to misclassification error. The available sample information consists of a dependent variable and a set of regressors, one of which is binary and error-ridden with misclassification error that has unknown distribution. Our identification strategy does not parameterize any regression or distribution functions, and does not require additional sample information such as instrumental variables, repeated measurements, or an auxiliary sample. Our main identifying assumption is that the regression model error has zero conditional third moment. The results include a closed-form solution for the unknown distributions and the regression function.

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Paper provided by Boston College Department of Economics in its series Boston College Working Papers in Economics with number 675.

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Length: 15 pages
Date of creation: 31 Jul 2007
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Handle: RePEc:boc:bocoec:675

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Keywords: misclassification error; identification; nonparametric regression;

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Cited by:
  1. Dong, Yingying & Lewbel, Arthur, 2011. "Nonparametric identification of a binary random factor in cross section data," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 163(2), pages 163-171, August.
  2. van Hasselt, Martijn & Bollinger, Christopher R., 2012. "Binary misclassification and identification in regression models," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 115(1), pages 81-84.
  3. Yingyao Hu & Arthur Lewbel, 2007. "Identifying the Returns to Lying When the Truth is Unobserved," Economics Working Paper Archive 540, The Johns Hopkins University,Department of Economics.
  4. Yingyao Hu & Arthur Lewbel, 2007. "Returns to Lying? Identifying the Effects of Misreporting When the Truth is Unobserved," Boston College Working Papers in Economics 678, Boston College Department of Economics, revised 16 Jun 2009.
  5. Deng, Ping & Hu, Yingyao, 2009. "Bounding the effect of a dichotomous regressor with arbitrary measurement errors," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 105(3), pages 256-260, December.

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