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Vision and Influence in Econometrics: John Denis Sargan

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Denis Sargan's intellectual influence in econometrics is discussed and some of his visions for the future of econometrics are considered in this memorial article. One of Sargan's favorite topics in econometric theory was finite sample theory, including both exact theory and various types of asymptotic expansions. We provide some summary discussion of asymptotic expansions of the type that Sargan developed in this field and give explicit representations of Sargan's formula for the Edgeworth expansion in the case of an econometric estimator that can be written as a smooth function of sample moments whose distributions themselves have Edgeworth expansions.

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Paper provided by Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University in its series Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers with number 1393.

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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2003
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Publication status: Published in Econometric Theory (2003), 19(3): 495-511
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Keywords: Academic bodhisattva; asymptotic expansion; bodhicitta; Edgeworth; finite sample theory; intellectual influence; vision;

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