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Testing Additivity in Generalized Nonparametric Regression Models

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We propose a nonparametric test of conditional independence based on the empirical distribution function. The asymptotic null distribution is a mixture of chi-squares. A bootstrap procedure is proposed for calculating the critical values. Our test has power against alternatives at distance n^{-1/2} from the null. Monte Carlo simulations provide evidence on size and power. We apply the test to the Boston housing dataset.

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Paper provided by Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University in its series Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers with number 1106.

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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: Jun 1995
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Econometrics (1999), 104: 1-48
Handle: RePEc:cwl:cwldpp:1106

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Keywords: Conditional independence; empirical distribution; independence; nonparametric; smooth bootstrap; test;

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  1. Joris Pinkse, 2000. "Feasible Multivariate Nonparametric Estimation Using Weak Separability," Econometric Society World Congress 2000 Contributed Papers 1241, Econometric Society.

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