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Maximal Invariant Likelihood Based Testing of Semi-Linear Models


  • Maxwell L. King
  • Jahar L. Bhowmik


In this paper, we use a maximal invariant likelihood (MIL) to construct two likelihood ratio (LR) tests. The first involves testing for the inclusion of a non-linear regressor and the second involves testing of a linear regressor against the alternative of a non-linear regressor. We report the results of a Monte Carlo experiment that compares the size and power properties of the traditional LR tests with those of our proposed MIL based LR tests. Our simulation results show that in both cases the MIL based tests have more accurate asymptotic critical values and better behaved (i.e., better centred) power curves than their classical counterparts

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  • Maxwell L. King & Jahar L. Bhowmik, 2004. "Maximal Invariant Likelihood Based Testing of Semi-Linear Models," Econometric Society 2004 Australasian Meetings 245, Econometric Society.
  • Handle: RePEc:ecm:ausm04:245

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    Likelihood ratio test; non-linear regressor; monte carlo experiment; asymptotic critical value;

    JEL classification:

    • C2 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables
    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General

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