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Nonparametric identification of the classical errors-in-variables model without side information

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  • Yingyao Hu

    (Institute for Fiscal Studies and Johns Hopkins University)

  • Arthur Lewbel

    () (Institute for Fiscal Studies and Boston College)

  • Susanne M. Schennach

    () (Institute for Fiscal Studies and Brown University)

Abstract

This note establishes that the fully nonparametric classical errors-in-variables model is identifiable from data on the regressor and the dependent variable alone, unless the specification is a member of a very specific parametric family. This family includes the linear specification with normally distributed variables as a special case. This result relies on standard primitive regularity conditions taking the form of smoothness and monotonicity of the regression function and nonvanishing characteristic functions of the disturbances.

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  • Yingyao Hu & Arthur Lewbel & Susanne M. Schennach, 2007. "Nonparametric identification of the classical errors-in-variables model without side information," CeMMAP working papers CWP14/07, Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
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    1. Bonhomme, Stphane & Robin, Jean-Marc, 2009. "Consistent noisy independent component analysis," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 149(1), pages 12-25, April.
    2. Andrea Neri & Roberta Zizza, 2010. "Income reporting behaviour in sample surveys," Temi di discussione (Economic working papers) 777, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.

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    • C20 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - General
    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General

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