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Specification testing under moment inequalities

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  • Guggenberger, Patrik
  • Hahn, Jinyong
  • Kim, Kyooil

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We provide a specification test for moment inequalities based on a dual characterization of the moment inequalities. For linear moment inequalities, the test is the asymptotic version of the multi-dimensional linear one-sided tests. For nonlinear moment inequalities, the implementation of the test is not practical because the dual characterization takes the form of a multi-dimensional nonlinear one-sided hypothesis.

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  • Guggenberger, Patrik & Hahn, Jinyong & Kim, Kyooil, 2008. "Specification testing under moment inequalities," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 99(2), pages 375-378, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:99:y:2008:i:2:p:375-378
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