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Generalized method of moments with latent variables

  • Ron Gallant

    (Institute for Fiscal Studies and Duke University)

  • Raffaella Giacomini

    ()

    (Institute for Fiscal Studies and cemmap and UCL)

  • Giuseppe Ragusa

    (Institute for Fiscal Studies)

The contribution of generalized method of moments (Hansen and Singleton, 1982) was to allow frequentist inference regarding the parameters of a nonlinear structural model without having to solve the model, provided there were no latent variables. The contribution of this paper is the same with latent variables.

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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 CWP50/13.

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