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On Bahadur efficiency of empirical likelihood

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This paper studies the Bahadur efficiency of empirical likelihood for testing moment condition models. It is shown that under mild regularity conditions, the empirical likelihood overidentifying restriction test is Bahadur efficient, i.e., its p-value attains the fastest convergence rate under each fixed alternative hypothesis. Analogous results are derived for parameter hypothesis testing and set inference problems.

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  • Otsu, Taisuke, 2010. "On Bahadur efficiency of empirical likelihood," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 157(2), pages 248-256, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:econom:v:157:y:2010:i:2:p:248-256
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    1. Shi, Zhentao, 2016. "Econometric estimation with high-dimensional moment equalities," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 195(1), pages 104-119.
    2. Canay, Ivan A. & Otsu, Taisuke, 2012. "Hodges–Lehmann optimality for testing moment conditions," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 171(1), pages 45-53.

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