An Efficient Estimation for Switching Regression Models: A Monte Carlo Study
AbstractThis paper investigates an e±cient estimation method for a class of switching regressions based on the characteristic function (CF). We show that with the exponential weighting function, the CF based estimator can be achieved from minimizing a closed form distance measure. Due to the availability of the analytical structure of the asymptotic covariance, an iterative estimation procedure is developed involving the minimization of a precision measure of the asymptotic covariance matrix. Numerical examples are illustrated via a set of Monte Carlo experiments examining the implentability, Finite sample property and e±ciency of the proposed estimator.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Waterloo, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0903.
Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2009
Date of revision: Apr 2009
Switching Regression model; Characteristic Function; Integrated Squared Error; Gaussian Mixtures.;
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- NEP-ALL-2009-05-23 (All new papers)
- NEP-ECM-2009-05-23 (Econometrics)
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