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Semi-Parametric Indirect Inference

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  • Ramdan Dridi
  • Eric Renault

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We develop in this paper a generalization of the Indirect Inference (II) to semi-parametric settings and termed Semi-parametric Indirect Inference (SII). We introduce a new notion of Partial Encompassing which lays the emphasis on Pseudo True Values of Interest. The main difference with the older notion of encompassing is that some components of the pseudo-true value of interest associated with the structural parameters do correspond to true unknown values. This enables us to produce a theory of robust estimation despite mis-specifications in the structural model being used as a simulator. We also provide the asymptotic probability distributions of our SII estimators as well as Wald Encompassing Tests (WET) and advocate the use of Hausman type tests on the required assumptions for the consistency of the SII estimators. We illustrate our theory with examples based on semi-parametric stochastic volatility models.

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  • Ramdan Dridi & Eric Renault, 2000. "Semi-Parametric Indirect Inference," STICERD - Econometrics Paper Series 392, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE.
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    Keywords

    Indirect inference; partial encompassing; pseudo-true value of interest; structural models; instrumental models; Wald encompassing tests.;
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    JEL classification:

    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • C15 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Statistical Simulation Methods: General
    • C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection

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