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Simple and powerful GMM over-identification tests with accurate size

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  • Sun, Yixiao
  • Kim, Min Seong

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Based on the series long run variance estimator, we propose a new class of over-identification tests that are robust to heteroscedasticity and autocorrelation of unknown forms. We show that when the number of terms used in the series long run variance estimator is fixed, the conventional J statistic, after a simple correction, is asymptotically F-distributed. We apply the idea of the F-approximation to the conventional kernel-based J tests. Simulations show that the J∗ tests based on the finite sample corrected J statistic and the F-approximation have virtually no size distortion, and yet are as powerful as the standard J tests.

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  • Sun, Yixiao & Kim, Min Seong, 2012. "Simple and powerful GMM over-identification tests with accurate size," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 166(2), pages 267-281.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:econom:v:166:y:2012:i:2:p:267-281
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jeconom.2011.09.039
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    F-distribution; Heteroscedasticity and autocorrelation robust; Long-run variance; Over-identification test; Robust standard error; Series estimator;
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    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models

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