Improving Small Sample Properties of the Empirical Likelihood Estimation
AbstractWe propose to use a simple modification of the maximum empirical likelihood (MEL) method for estimating structural equation in econometrics. The modified estimator improves both the asymptotic bias and the mean squared error of the MEL estimator in the orders of O(n -1) and O(n -2), respectively, at the same time. It also improves the asymptotic bias of the generalized method of moments (GMM) estimation (or the estimating equation (EE) method) significantly when there are many instruments in the econometric literatures.
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