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Asymptotic Distribution Theory for Break Point Estimators in Models Estimated via 2SLS

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  • Hall, Alastair R.
  • Han, Sanggohn
  • Boldea, Otilia

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In this paper, we present a limiting distribution theory for the break point estimator in a linear regression model estimated via Two Stage Least Squares under two different scenarios regarding the magnitude of the parameter change between regimes. First, we consider the case where the parameter change is of fixed magnitude; in this case the resulting distribution depends on distribution of the data and is not of much practical use for inference. Second, we consider the case where the magnitude of the parameter change shrinks with the sample size; in this case, the resulting distribution can be used to construct approximate large sample confidence intervals for the break point. The finite sample performance of these intervals are analyzed in a small simulation study and the intervals are illustrated via an application to the New Keynesian Phillips curve.

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  1. Pierre Perron & Yohei Yamamoto, 2011. "Using OLS to Estimate and Test for Structural Changes in Models with Endogenous Regressors," Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series WP2011-053, Boston University - Department of Economics.
  2. Otilia Boldea & Alastair R. Hall, 2012. "Estimation and Inference in Unstable Nonlinear Least Squares Models," Centre for Growth and Business Cycle Research Discussion Paper Series 174, Economics, The Univeristy of Manchester.
  3. Pierre Perron & Yohei Yamamoto, 2008. "Estimating and Testing Multiple Structural Changes in Models with Endogenous Regressors," Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series wp2008-017, Boston University - Department of Economics.
  4. Yu, Ping, 2013. "Inconsistency of 2SLS estimators in threshold regression with endogeneity," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 120(3), pages 532-536.
  5. Pierre Perron & Yohei Yamamoto, 2011. "A Note on Estimating and Testing for Multiple Structural Changes in Models with Endogenous Regressors via 2SLS," Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series WP2011-054, Boston University - Department of Economics.

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