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Bartlett identities tests

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  • CHESHER, Andrew

    (University of Bristol)

  • DHAENE, Geert

    (Université de Mons-Hainaut and CORE, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)

  • GOURIEROUX, Christian

    (CREST and CEPREMAP)

  • SCAILLET, Olivier

    (Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Louvain la Neuve, Belgium)

Abstract

In this note we propose a general testing procedure for parametric models based on Bartlett Identities. A well-known example is the Information Matrix test, which is based on the Bartlett Identity of order 1. The Identities are shown to induce a sequenceof testable restrictions on the data generating process. When all the restrictions are considered jointly, they are often complete, in the sense that they are satisfied if and only if the model is correctly specified. We show that this is the case for normal, exponential and Poisson models. A test of the joint validity of an arbitrarily chosen subset of restrictions is proposed, and its first order asymptotic properties are presented. An interpretation of the test as a score test for neglected parameter heterogeneity is also given.

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  • CHESHER, Andrew & DHAENE, Geert & GOURIEROUX, Christian & SCAILLET, Olivier, 1999. "Bartlett identities tests," CORE Discussion Papers 1999039, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
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    Keywords

    Bartlett Identities; information matrix test; specification test;

    JEL classification:

    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection

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