IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

A Bootstrap Test for Single Index Models

  • HÄRDLE, Wolfgang

    (Institut für Statistik und Ökonometrice, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)

  • DIAS PROENCA, sabel M.

    (CORE and Institut de Statistique, Université catholique de Louvain, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)

Single index models are frequently used in econometrics and biometrics. Logit and probit models are special cases with fixed link functions. In this paper we consider a specification test that detects nonparametric deviations of the link function, e. g., testing against a semiparametric alternative. Simulations with single index models have shown that the empirical power of this test may be affected in small samples. In this work the bootstrap is used with the aim to find a more accurate distribution under the null than the standard normal. We prove that the statistic and its bootstrapped version have the same asymptotic distribution. A simulation study is performed to investigate the empirical behaviour of this approach. The bootstrapped critical values yield better approximations to the true values.

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

File URL: http://alfresco.uclouvain.be/alfresco/download/attach/workspace/SpacesStore/b4e58da2-2353-4528-bac8-16999d87d207/coredp_1993_25.pdf
Download Restriction: no

Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) in its series CORE Discussion Papers with number 1993025.

as
in new window

Length:
Date of creation: 01 Jun 1993
Date of revision:
Handle: RePEc:cor:louvco:1993025
Contact details of provider: Postal: Voie du Roman Pays 34, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)
Phone: 32(10)474321
Fax: +32 10474304
Web page: http://www.uclouvain.be/core
Email:


More information through EDIRC

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:cor:louvco:1993025. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Alain GILLIS)

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.