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Nonparametric Regression with Nonparametrically Generated Covariates


  • Enno Mammen
  • Christoph Rothe
  • Melanie Schienle


We analyze the properties of non- and semiparametric estimation procedures involving nonparametric regression with generated covariates. Such estimators appear in numerous econometric applications, including nonparametric estimation of simultaneous equation models, sample selection models, treatment effect models, and censored regression models, but so far there seems to be no unified theory to establish their statistical properties. Our paper provides such results, allowing to establish asymptotic properties like rates of consistency or asymptotic normality for a wide range of semi- and nonparametric estimators. We also show how to account for the presence of nonparametrically generated regressors when computing standard errors.

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  • Enno Mammen & Christoph Rothe & Melanie Schienle, 2010. "Nonparametric Regression with Nonparametrically Generated Covariates," SFB 649 Discussion Papers SFB649DP2010-059, Sonderforschungsbereich 649, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:hum:wpaper:sfb649dp2010-059

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    Empirical Process; Propensity Score; Control Variable Methods; Semiparametric Estimation;

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    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C31 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions; Social Interaction Models

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