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Estimation and model selection of semiparametric multivariate survival functions under general censorship

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  • Chen, Xiaohong
  • Fan, Yanqin
  • Pouzo, Demian
  • Ying, Zhiliang

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We study estimation and model selection of semiparametric models of multivariate survival functions for censored data, which are characterized by possibly misspecified parametric copulas and nonparametric marginal survivals. We obtain the consistency and root-n asymptotic normality of a two-step copula estimator to the pseudo-true copula parameter value according to KLIC, and provide a simple consistent estimator of its asymptotic variance, allowing for a first-step nonparametric estimation of the marginal survivals. We establish the asymptotic distribution of the penalized pseudo-likelihood ratio statistic for comparing multiple semiparametric multivariate survival functions subject to copula misspecification and general censorship. An empirical application is provided.

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  • Chen, Xiaohong & Fan, Yanqin & Pouzo, Demian & Ying, Zhiliang, 2010. "Estimation and model selection of semiparametric multivariate survival functions under general censorship," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 157(1), pages 129-142, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:econom:v:157:y:2010:i:1:p:129-142
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    Keywords

    Multivariate survival models Misspecified copulas Penalized pseudo-likelihood ratio Fixed or random censoring Kaplan-Meier estimator;

    JEL classification:

    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • G22 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Insurance; Insurance Companies; Actuarial Studies

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