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Instrumental variables estimation using heteroskedasticity-based instruments

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  • Christopher F Baum

    () (Boston College
    DIW Berlin)

  • Arthur Lewbel

    (Boston College)

  • Mark E Schaffer

    (Heriot-Watt University)

  • Oleksandr Talavera

    (University of Sheffield)

Abstract

In a 2012 article in the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Arthur Lewbel presented the theory of allowing the identification and estimation of "mismeasured and endogenous regressor models" by exploiting heteroskedasticity. These models include linear regression models customarily estimated with instrumental variables (IV) or IV-GMM techniques. Lewbel's method, under suitable conditions, can provide instruments where no conventional instruments are available or augment standard instruments to enable tests of overidentification in the context of an exactly identified model. In this talk, I discuss the rationale for Lewbel's methodology and illustrate its implementation in a variant of Baum, Schaffer, and Stillman' sivreg2 routine, ivreg2h.

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  • Christopher F Baum & Arthur Lewbel & Mark E Schaffer & Oleksandr Talavera, 2013. "Instrumental variables estimation using heteroskedasticity-based instruments," German Stata Users' Group Meetings 2013 05, Stata Users Group.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:dsug13:05
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