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Robust M-Tests

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This paper investigates the local robustness properties of a general class of multidimensional tests based on M -estimators. These tests are shown to inherit the efficiency and robustness properties of the estimators on which they are based. In particular, it is shown that small perturbations of the distribution of the observations can have arbitrarily large effects on the asymptotic level and power of tests based on estimators that do not possess a bounded influence function. An asymptotic ‘admissibility’ result is also presented, which provides a justification for tests based on optimal bounded-influence estimators.
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  • Peracchi, Franco, 1990. "Robust M-Tests," Working Papers 90-25, C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics, New York University.
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    1. Newey, Whitney K, 1985. "Maximum Likelihood Specification Testing and Conditional Moment Tests," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 53(5), pages 1047-1070, September.
    2. K. Newey, Whitney, 1985. "Generalized method of moments specification testing," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 29(3), pages 229-256, September.
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    1. Ronchetti, Elvezio & Trojani, Fabio, 2001. "Robust inference with GMM estimators," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 101(1), pages 37-69, March.
    2. Sunil Sapra, 2006. "Robust exogeneity tests in the presence of outliers," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 3(29), pages 1-6.
    3. van Dijk, Dick & Franses, Philip Hans & Lucas, Andre, 1999. "Testing for ARCH in the Presence of Additive Outliers," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 14(5), pages 539-562, Sept.-Oct.
    4. Ortelli, Claudio & Trojani, Fabio, 2005. "Robust efficient method of moments," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 128(1), pages 69-97, September.
    5. Van Dijk, Dick & Franses, Philip Hans & Lucas, Andre, 1999. "Testing for Smooth Transition Nonlinearity in the Presence of Outliers," Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, American Statistical Association, vol. 17(2), pages 217-235, April.
    6. Gagliardini, Patrick & Trojani, Fabio & Urga, Giovanni, 2005. "Robust GMM tests for structural breaks," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 129(1-2), pages 139-182.
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