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Alternative Versions of the RESET Test for Binary Response Index Models: A Comparative Study

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  • Esmeralda A. Ramalho
  • Joaquim J. S. Ramalho

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Binary response index models may be affected by several forms of misspecification, which range from pure functional form problems (e.g. incorrect specification of the link function, neglected heterogeneity, heteroskedasticity) to various types of sampling issues (e.g. covariate measurement error, response misclassification, endogenous stratification, missing data). In this paper we examine the ability of several versions of the RESET test to detect such misspecifications in an extensive Monte Carlo simulation study. We find that: (i) the best variants of the RESET test are clearly those based on one or two fitted powers of the response index; and (ii) the loss of power resulting from using the RESET instead of a test directed against a specific type of misspecification is very small in many cases.
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  • Esmeralda A. Ramalho & Joaquim J. S. Ramalho, 2012. "Alternative Versions of the RESET Test for Binary Response Index Models: A Comparative Study," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, vol. 74(1), pages 107-130, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:obuest:v:74:y:2012:i:1:p:107-130
    DOI: j.1468-0084.2011.00654.x
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    1. J. M. C. Santos Silva & Silvana Tenreyro, 2015. "Trading Partners and Trading Volumes: Implementing the Helpman–Melitz–Rubinstein Model Empirically," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, vol. 77(1), pages 93-105, February.
    2. Esmeralda A. Ramalho & Joaquim J. S. Ramalho, 2017. "Moment-based estimation of nonlinear regression models with boundary outcomes and endogeneity, with applications to nonnegative and fractional responses," Econometric Reviews, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 36(4), pages 397-420, April.
    3. Esmeralda A. Ramalho & Joaquim J. S. Ramalho & José M. R. Murteira, 2014. "A Generalized Goodness-of-functional Form Test for Binary and Fractional Regression Models," Manchester School, University of Manchester, vol. 82(4), pages 488-507, July.
    4. Ramalho, Esmeralda A. & Ramalho, Joaquim J.S., 2010. "Is neglected heterogeneity really an issue in binary and fractional regression models? A simulation exercise for logit, probit and loglog models," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 54(4), pages 987-1001, April.
    5. Esmeralda Ramalho & Joaquim Ramalho & Jose M.R. Murteira, 2012. "A supremum-type RESET test for binary choice models," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 32(1), pages 905-912.
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    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • C15 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Statistical Simulation Methods: General
    • C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions; Probabilities

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