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Local identification of nonparametric and semiparametric models

  • Xiaohong Chen

    (Institute for Fiscal Studies and Yale University)

  • Victor Chernozhukov

    ()

    (Institute for Fiscal Studies and MIT)

  • Sokbae 'Simon' Lee

    ()

    (Institute for Fiscal Studies and Seoul National University)

  • Whitney Newey

    ()

    (Institute for Fiscal Studies and MIT)

In parametric models a sufficient condition for local idenfication is that the vector of moment is differentiable at the true parameter with full rank derivative matrix. This paper shows that additional conditions are often needed in nonlinear, nonparametric models to avoid nonlinearities overwhelming linear effects. It give restrictions on a neighbourhood of the true value that are sufficient for local identification. These results are applied to obtain new, primitive identification conditions in several important models, including nonseparable quantile instrumental variable (IV) models, single-index IV models, and semiparametric consumption-based asset pricing models.

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Paper provided by Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice, Institute for Fiscal Studies in its series CeMMAP working papers with number CWP37/12.

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