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Nonnested Testing In Models Estimated Via Generalized Method Of Moments

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  • Hall, Alastair R.
  • Pelletier, Denis

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We analyze the limiting distribution of the Rivers and Vuong (2002, Econometrics Journal 5, 1–39) statistic for choosing between two competing dynamic models based on a comparison of generalized method of moments minimands. It is shown that (i) if both models are misspecified then the statistic has a standard normal distribution under the null hypothesis of equal fit but the ranking could be determined by the choice of the weighting matrix; (ii) if both models are correctly specified or locally misspecified then the limiting distribution of the test statistic is nonstandard under the null.

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  • Hall, Alastair R. & Pelletier, Denis, 2011. "Nonnested Testing In Models Estimated Via Generalized Method Of Moments," Econometric Theory, Cambridge University Press, vol. 27(02), pages 443-456, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:etheor:v:27:y:2011:i:02:p:443-456_00
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    3. Parente, Paulo M.D.C. & Santos Silva, J.M.C., 2012. "A cautionary note on tests of overidentifying restrictions," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 115(2), pages 314-317.
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    • C10 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - General
    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models

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