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Estimation of semiparametric models when the criterion function is not smooth

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  • Xiaohong Chen

    (Institute for Fiscal Studies and Yale University)

  • Oliver Linton

    (Institute for Fiscal Studies and University of Cambridge)

  • Ingred van Keilegom

    (Institute for Fiscal Studies)

Abstract

We provide easy to verify suffcient conditions for the consistency and asymptotic normality of a class of semiparametric optimization estimators where the criterion function does not obey standard smoothness conditions and simultaneously depends on some preliminary nonparametric estimators. Our results extend existing theories like those of Pakes and Pollard (1989), Andrews (1994a), and Newey (1994). We apply our results to two examples: a 'hit rate' and a partially linear median regression with some endogenous regressors.

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  • Xiaohong Chen & Oliver Linton & Ingred van Keilegom, 2002. "Estimation of semiparametric models when the criterion function is not smooth," CeMMAP working papers CWP02/02, Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
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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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