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Generated Covariates in Nonparametric Estimation: A Short Review

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  • Enno Mammen
  • Christoph Rothe
  • Melanie Schienle

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In many applications, covariates are not observed but have to be estimated from data. We outline some regression-type models where such a situation occurs and discuss estimation of the regression function in this context.We review theoretical results on how asymptotic properties of nonparametric estimators differ in the presence of generated covariates from the standard case where all covariates are observed. These results also extend to settings where the focus of interest is on average functionals of the regression function.

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  • Enno Mammen & Christoph Rothe & Melanie Schienle, 2012. "Generated Covariates in Nonparametric Estimation: A Short Review," SFB 649 Discussion Papers SFB649DP2012-042, Sonderforschungsbereich 649, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
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    1. Mammen, Enno & Rothe, Christoph & Schienle, Melanie, 2016. "Semiparametric Estimation With Generated Covariates," Econometric Theory, Cambridge University Press, vol. 32(05), pages 1140-1177, October.
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    5. 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.
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    Keywords

    Nonparametric estimation; generated covariates;

    JEL classification:

    • 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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