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Moderate deviations of generalized method of moments and empirical likelihood estimators

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This paper studies moderate deviation behaviors of the generalized method of moments and generalized empirical likelihood estimators for generalized estimating equations, where the number of equations can be larger than the number of unknown parameters. We consider two cases for the data generating probability measure: the model assumption and local contaminations or deviations from the model assumption. For both cases, we characterize the first-order terms of the moderate deviation error probabilities of these estimators. Our moderate deviation analysis complements the existing literature of the local asymptotic analysis and misspecification analysis for estimating equations, and is useful to evaluate power and robust properties of statistical tests for estimating equations which typically involve some estimators for nuisance parameters.

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  • Otsu, Taisuke, 2011. "Moderate deviations of generalized method of moments and empirical likelihood estimators," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 102(8), pages 1203-1216, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jmvana:v:102:y:2011:i:8:p:1203-1216
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    1. Seojeong Lee, 2015. "A Consistent Variance Estimator for 2SLS When Instruments Identify Different LATEs," Discussion Papers 2015-01, School of Economics, The University of New South Wales.
    2. Jiang, Hui & Wang, Shaochen, 2017. "Moderate deviation principles for classical likelihood ratio tests of high-dimensional normal distributions," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 156(C), pages 57-69.
    3. Lee, Seojeong, 2014. "Asymptotic refinements of a misspecification-robust bootstrap for generalized method of moments estimators," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 178(P3), pages 398-413.

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    Keywords

    Estimating equation Empirical likelihood Moderate deviation;

    JEL classification:

    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General

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