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  • Matteo Barigozzi
  • Roxana Halbleib
  • David Veredas

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The asymptotic efficiency of indirect estimation methods, such as the efficient method of moments and indirect inference, depends on the choice of the auxiliary model. To date, this choice has been somewhat ad hoc and based on an educated guess. In this article we introduce a class of information criteria that helps the user to optimize the choice between nested and non–nested auxiliary models. They are the indirect analogues of the widely used Akaike–type criteria. A thorough Monte Carlo study based on two simple and illustrative models shows the usefulness of the criteria.

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Paper provided by ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles in its series ULB Institutional Repository with number 2013/136240.

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Cited by:
  1. Yves Dominicy & Hiroaki Ogata & David Veredas, 2013. "Inference for vast dimensional elliptical distributions," ULB Institutional Repository 2013/136282, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.

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