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Weighted and Two Stage Least Squares Estimation of Semiparametric Truncated Regression Models

  • Shakeeb Khan

    (University of Rochester)

  • Arthur Lewbel

    ()

    (Boston College)

This paper provides a root-n consistent, asymptotically normal weighted least squares estimator of the coefficients in a truncated regression model. The distribution of the errors is unknown and permits general forms of unknown heteroskedasticity. Also provided is an instrumental variables based two stage least squares estimator for this model, which can be used when some regressors are endogenous, mismeasured, or otherwise correlated with the errors. A simulation study indicates the new estimators perform well in finite samples. Our limiting distribution theory includes a new asymptotic trimming result addressing the boundary bias in first stage density estimation without knowledge of the support boundary.

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Paper provided by Boston College Department of Economics in its series Boston College Working Papers in Economics with number 525.

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Length: 48 pages
Date of creation: 14 Feb 2002
Date of revision: 04 Sep 2006
Handle: RePEc:boc:bocoec:525
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