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Identification et Information in Monotone Binary Models

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  • Thierry Magnac

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  • Eric Maurin

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This paper considers binary response models where errors are uncorrelated with a set of instrumental variables and are independent of a continuous regressor v, conditional on all other variables. It is shown that these exclusion restrictions are not sufficient for identification and that additional identifying assumptions are needed. Such an assumption, introduced by Lewbel [Semiparametric qualitative response model estimation with unknown heteroskedasticity or instrumental variables. Journal of Econometrics 97, 145–177], is that the support of the continuous regressor is large, but we show that it significantly restricts the class of binary phenomena which can be analysed. We propose an alternative additional assumption under which ß remains just identified and the estimation unchanged. This alternative assumption does not impose specific restrictions on the data, which broadens the scope of the estimation method in empirical work. The semiparametric efficiency bound of the model is also established and an existing estimator is shown to achieve that bound. The efficient estimator uses a plug-in density estimate. It is shown that plugging in the true density rather than an estimate is inefficient. Extensions to ordered choice models are provided.

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  • Thierry Magnac & Eric Maurin, 2003. "Identification et Information in Monotone Binary Models," Working Papers 2003-07, Center for Research in Economics and Statistics.
  • Handle: RePEc:crs:wpaper:2003-07
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    1. Lewbel, Arthur, 2007. "Endogenous selection or treatment model estimation," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 141(2), pages 777-806, December.
    2. Magnac, Thierry & Maurin, Eric, 2007. "Identification and information in monotone binary models," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 139(1), pages 76-104, July.
    3. Bontemps, Christophe & Nauges, Céline, 2017. "Endogenous Variables in Binary Choice Models: Some Insights for Practitioners," TSE Working Papers 17-855, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE).
    4. Stewart, Mark B., 2005. "A comparison of semiparametric estimators for the ordered response model," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 49(2), pages 555-573, April.
    5. Chen, Songnian & Khan, Shakeeb & Tang, Xun, 2016. "Informational content of special regressors in heteroskedastic binary response models," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 193(1), pages 162-182.
    6. Lewbel, Arthur & Schennach, Susanne M., 2007. "A simple ordered data estimator for inverse density weighted expectations," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 136(1), pages 189-211, January.

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    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions; Probabilities

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