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Inference Using Instrumental Variable Estimators

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  • Rodrigo Alfaro

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This paper studies inference performance of Instrumental Variables Estimators in situations where error terms are heteroskedastic and there are many instruments. In particular, performance of a estimator proposed by Hausman, Newey, Woutersen, Chao, and Swanson (2007) with the robust version of JIVE -proposed by Angrist, Imbens and Krueger (1999)- is analyzed. Theoretical results are presented for the robust t-statistics, which is mostly affected by the finite-sample bias of the estimator.

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  • Rodrigo Alfaro, 2008. "Inference Using Instrumental Variable Estimators," Working Papers Central Bank of Chile 464, Central Bank of Chile.
  • Handle: RePEc:chb:bcchwp:464
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