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Pairwise Difference Estimation With Nonparametric Control Variables

  • Andres Aradillas-Lopez
  • Bo E. Honoré
  • James L. Powell

This article extends the pairwise difference estimators for various semilinear limited dependent variable models proposed by Honoré and Powell ("Identification and Inference in Econometric Models". "Essays in Honor of Thomas Rothenberg" Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005) to permit the regressor appearing in the nonparametric component to itself depend upon a conditional expectation that is nonparametrically estimated. This permits the estimation approach to be applied to nonlinear models with sample selectivity and/or endogeneity, in which a "control variable" for selectivity or endogeneity is nonparametrically estimated. We develop the relevant asymptotic theory for the proposed estimators and we illustrate the theory to derive the asymptotic distribution of the estimator for the partially linear logit model. Copyright 2007 by the Economics Department Of The University Of Pennsylvania And Osaka University Institute Of Social And Economic Research Association.

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Article provided by Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association in its journal International Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 48 (2007)
Issue (Month): 4 (November)
Pages: 1119-1158

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