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GEL Criteria for Moment Condition Models

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  • Richard Smith

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    (Institute for Fiscal Studies and University of Cambridge)

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GEL methods which generalize and extend previous contributions are defined and analysed for moment condition models specified in terms of weakly dependent data. These procedures offer alternative one-step estimators and tests that are asymptotically equivalent to their efficient two-step GMM counterparts. The basis for GEL estimation is via a smoothed version of the moment indicators using kernel function weights which incorporate a bandwidth parameter. Examples for the choice of bandwidth parameter and kernel function are provided. Efficient moment estimators based on implied probabilities derived from the GEL method are proposed, a special case of which is estimation of the stationary distribution of the data. The paper also presents a unified set of test statistics for over-identifying moment restrictions and combinations of parametric and moment restriction hypotheses.

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Paper provided by Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice, Institute for Fiscal Studies in its series CeMMAP working papers with number CWP19/04.

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Length: 56 pp.
Date of creation: Dec 2004
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Handle: RePEc:ifs:cemmap:19/04

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Keywords: GMM; Generalized Empirical Likelihood; Efficient Moment Estimation;

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Cited by:
  1. Guggenberger, Patrik & Smith, Richard J., 2005. "Generalized Empirical Likelihood Estimators And Tests Under Partial, Weak, And Strong Identification," Econometric Theory, Cambridge University Press, vol. 21(04), pages 667-709, August.
  2. Richard Smith, 2004. "Automatic positive semi-definite HAC covariance matrix and GMM estimation," CeMMAP working papers CWP17/04, Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
  3. Alain Guay & Jean-Francois Lamarche, 2005. "The Information Content of Implied Probabilities to Detect Structural Change," Working Papers 0804, Brock University, Department of Economics, revised Oct 2008.
  4. Francesco Bravo, 2010. "Nonparametric likelihood inference for general autoregressive models," Statistical Methods and Applications, Springer, vol. 19(1), pages 79-106, March.
  5. Guggenberger, Patrik & Ramalho, Joaquim J.S. & Smith, Richard J., 2012. "GEL statistics under weak identification," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 170(2), pages 331-349.

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