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Identification and Estimation of Triangular Simultaneous Equations Models without Additivity

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  • Whitney Newey
  • Guido Imbens

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This paper is about identification and estimation in a triangular nonparametric structural model with instrumental variables and non-additive errors. Identification and estimation is based on a control function consisting of the conditional distribution function of the endogenous variable given the instruments. We allow for a structural disturbance of arbitrary, unknown dimension while identifying interesting structural effects, such as quantile and average effects. We consider a two-step approach to estimation. We find that the convergence rate for the second-step structural estimator depends on the strength of the instrument.

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  • Whitney Newey & Guido Imbens, 2004. "Identification and Estimation of Triangular Simultaneous Equations Models without Additivity," Econometric Society 2004 North American Summer Meetings 594, Econometric Society.
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    nonparametric endogeneity; control function; identification;

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    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General

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