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Monte-carlo evidence suggesting a no moment problem of the continuous updating estimator


  • Patrik Guggenberger

    () (UCLA, Department of Economics)


Monte Carlo evidence is provided that suggests that the continuous updating estimator might have a moment problem. In the linear simultaneous equation model, its performance in terms of sample median and standard deviation is virtually identical to the one of the limited information maximum likelihood estimator.

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  • Patrik Guggenberger, 2005. "Monte-carlo evidence suggesting a no moment problem of the continuous updating estimator," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 3(13), pages 1-6.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-04c10027

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    1. Stefan Boes, 2010. "Count Data Models with Correlated Unobserved Heterogeneity," Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, Danish Society for Theoretical Statistics;Finnish Statistical Society;Norwegian Statistical Association;Swedish Statistical Association, vol. 37(3), pages 382-402.
    2. Hausman, Jerry & Lewis, Randall & Menzel, Konrad & Newey, Whitney, 2011. "Properties of the CUE estimator and a modification with moments," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 165(1), pages 45-57.
    3. Rachida Ouysse, 2014. "On the performance of block-bootstrap continuously updated GMM for a class of non-linear conditional moment models," Computational Statistics, Springer, vol. 29(1), pages 233-261, February.

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    • C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General


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