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An Introduction to Econometric Applications of Functional Limit Theory for Dependent Random Variables

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This paper discusses some uses econometrics of functional limit theory for dependent random variables. Attention is focused on empirical process-type results rather than partial sum results that are prevalent in unit root econometrics. Examples considered include nonstandard parametric hypotheses tests and semiparametric estimation. The application of bracketing functional limit results is discussed in some detail.

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  • Donald W.K. Andrews, 1992. "An Introduction to Econometric Applications of Functional Limit Theory for Dependent Random Variables," Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers 1020, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University.
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    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General

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