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A Note on Bootstrapping Generalized Method of Moments Estimators


  • Hahn, Jinyong


Recently, Arcones and Giné (1992, pp. 13–47, in R. LePage & L. Billard [eds.], Exploring the Limits of Bootstrap, New York: Wiley) established that the bootstrap distribution of the M -estimator converges weakly to the limit distribution of the estimator in probability. In contrast, Brown and Newey (1992, Bootstrapping for GMM, Seminar note) discovered that the bootstrap distribution of the GMM overidentification test statistic does not converge weakly to the x 2 distribution. In this paper, it is shown that the bootstrap distribution of the GMM estimator converges weakly to the limit distribution of the estimator in probability. Asymptotic coverage probabilities of the confidence intervals based on the bootstrap percentile method are thus equal to their nominal coverage probability.

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  • Hahn, Jinyong, 1996. "A Note on Bootstrapping Generalized Method of Moments Estimators," Econometric Theory, Cambridge University Press, vol. 12(01), pages 187-197, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:etheor:v:12:y:1996:i:01:p:187-197_00

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