Estimation When a Parameter Is on a Boundary: Theory and Applications
This paper establishes the asymptotic distribution of extremum estimators when the true parameter lies on the boundary of the parameter space. The boundary may be linear, curved, and/or kinked. The asymptotic distribution is a function of a multivariate normal distribution in models without stochastic trends and a function of a multivariate Brownian motion in models with stochastic trends. The results apply to a wide variety of estimators and models. Examples treated explicitly in the paper are: (1) quasi-ML estimation of a random coefficients regression model with some coefficient variances equal to zero, (2) LS estimation of a regression model with nonlinear equality and/or inequality restrictions on the parameters and iid regressors, (3) LS estimation of an augmented Dickey-Fuller regression with unit root and time trend parameters on the boundary of the parameter space, (4) method of simulated moments estimation of a multinomial discrete response model with some random coefficient variances equal to zero, some random effect variances equal to zero, or some measurement error variances equal to zero, (5) quasi-ML estimation of a GARCH(1,q*) or IGARCH(1,q*) model with some GARCH MA parameters equal to zero, (6) semiparametric LS estimation of a partially linear regression model with nonlinear equality and/or inequality restrictions on the parameters, and (7) LS estimation of a regression model with nonlinear equality and/or inequality restrictions on the parameters and integrated regressors.
|Date of creation:||Jun 1997|
|Publication status:||Published in Econometrica (November 1999), 67(6): 1341-1383|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Yale University, Box 208281, New Haven, CT 06520-8281 USA|
Phone: (203) 432-3702
Fax: (203) 432-6167
Web page: http://cowles.yale.edu/
More information through EDIRC
|Order Information:|| Postal: Cowles Foundation, Yale University, Box 208281, New Haven, CT 06520-8281 USA|
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:cwl:cwldpp:1153. 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: (Matthew Regan)
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.