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Identification and Estimation Using Heteroscedasticity Without Instruments: The Binary Endogenous Regressor Case

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  • Arthur Lewbel

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Lewbel (2012) provides an estimator for linear regression models containing an endogenous regressor, when no outside instruments or other such information is available. The method works by exploiting model heteroscedasticity to construct instruments using the available regressors. Some authors have considered the method in empirical applications where an endogenous regressor is binary (e.g., endogenous Diff-in-Diff or endogenous binary treatment models), without proving validity of the estimator in that case. The present paper shows that the assumptions required for Lewbel’s estimator can indeed be satisfied when an endogenous regressor is binary.

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  • Arthur Lewbel, 2016. "Identification and Estimation Using Heteroscedasticity Without Instruments: The Binary Endogenous Regressor Case," Boston College Working Papers in Economics 927, Boston College Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    Simultaneous systems; linear regressions; endogeneity; identification; heteroscedasticity; binary regressors; dummy regressors; linear probability model; logit; probit;
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    JEL classification:

    • C35 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions
    • C36 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Instrumental Variables (IV) Estimation
    • C30 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - General
    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General

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