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A New Diagnostic Test For Cross-Section Uncorrelatedness In Nonparametric Panel Data Models

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  • Chen, Jia
  • Gao, Jiti
  • Li, Degui

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In this paper, we propose a new diagnostic test for residual cross-section uncorrelatedness (CU) in a nonparametric panel data model. The proposed nonparametric CU test is a nonparametric counterpart of an existing parametric cross-section dependence test proposed in Pesaran ( 2004 , Cambridge Working paper in Economics 0435). Without assuming cross-section independence, we establish asymptotic distribution for the proposed test statistic for the case where both the cross-section dimension and the time dimension go to infinity simultaneously, and then analyze the power function of the proposed test under a sequence of local alternatives that involve a nonlinear multifactor model. The simulation results and real data analysis show that the nonparametric CU test associated with an asymptotic critical value works well.

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  • Chen, Jia & Gao, Jiti & Li, Degui, 2012. "A New Diagnostic Test For Cross-Section Uncorrelatedness In Nonparametric Panel Data Models," Econometric Theory, Cambridge University Press, vol. 28(05), pages 1144-1163, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:etheor:v:28:y:2012:i:05:p:1144-1163_00
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    1. Chen, Jia & Gao, Jiti & Li, Degui, 2012. "Semiparametric trending panel data models with cross-sectional dependence," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 171(1), pages 71-85.
    2. Lee, Jungyoon & Robinson, Peter, 2015. "Panel nonparametric regression with fixed effects," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 61431, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
    3. Feng, Guohua & Gao, Jiti & Peng, Bin & Zhang, Xiaohui, 2017. "A varying-coefficient panel data model with fixed effects: Theory and an application to US commercial banks," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 196(1), pages 68-82.
    4. Jiti Gao & Oliver Linton & Bin Peng, 2017. "Inference on a Semiparametric Model with Global Power Law and Local Nonparametric Trends," Monash Econometrics and Business Statistics Working Papers 10/17, Monash University, Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics.
    5. G. Pan & J. Gao & Y. Yang & M. Guo, 2012. "Independence Test for High Dimensional Random Vectors," Monash Econometrics and Business Statistics Working Papers 1/12, Monash University, Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics.
    6. Dong, Chaohua & Gao, Jiti & Peng, Bin, 2015. "Semiparametric single-index panel data models with cross-sectional dependence," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 188(1), pages 301-312.
    7. Chaohua Dong & Jiti Gao & Bin Peng, 2018. "Varying-coefficient panel data models with partially observed factor structure," Monash Econometrics and Business Statistics Working Papers 1/18, Monash University, Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics.
    8. Baltagi, Badi H. & Feng, Qu & Kao, Chihwa, 2016. "Estimation of heterogeneous panels with structural breaks," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 191(1), pages 176-195.
    9. Guangming Pan & Jiti Gao & Yanrong Yang & Meihui Guo, 2015. "Cross-sectional Independence Test for a Class of Parametric Panel Data Models," Monash Econometrics and Business Statistics Working Papers 17/15, Monash University, Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics.
    10. Chaohua Dong & Jiti Gao & Bin Peng, 2015. "Partially Linear Panel Data Models with Cross-Sectional Dependence and Nonstationarity," Monash Econometrics and Business Statistics Working Papers 7/15, Monash University, Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics.
    11. Jiti Gao & Guangming Pan & Yanrong Yang, 2016. "CEstimation of Structural Breaks in Large Panels with Cross-Sectional Dependence," Monash Econometrics and Business Statistics Working Papers 12/16, Monash University, Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics.
    12. Jia Chen & Degui Li & Jiti Gao, 2013. "Non- and Semi-Parametric Panel Data Models: A Selective Review," Monash Econometrics and Business Statistics Working Papers 18/13, Monash University, Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics.
    13. Lee, Jungyoon & Robinson, Peter M., 2015. "Panel nonparametric regression with fixed effects," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 188(2), pages 346-362.

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