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Nonparametric Estimation Of Semiparametric Transformation Models

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  • Florens, Jean-Pierre
  • Sokullu, Senay

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In this paper we develop a nonparametric estimation technique for semiparametric transformation models of the form: H (Y) = φ(Z) + X′β + U where H,φ are unknown functions, β is an unknown finite-dimensional parameter vector and the variables (Y,Z) are endogenous. Identification of the model and asymptotic properties of the estimator are analyzed under the mean independence assumption between the error term and the instruments. We show that the estimators are consistent, and a $\sqrt N$ -convergence rate and asymptotic normality for $\hat \beta$ can be attained. The simulations demonstrate that our nonparametric estimates fit the data well.

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  • Florens, Jean-Pierre & Sokullu, Senay, 2017. "Nonparametric Estimation Of Semiparametric Transformation Models," Econometric Theory, Cambridge University Press, vol. 33(4), pages 839-873, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:etheor:v:33:y:2017:i:04:p:839-873_00
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    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C30 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - General

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