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Tests of Hypotheses Arising in the Correlated Random Coefficient Model

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  • Heckman, James J.

    () (University of Chicago)

  • Schmierer, Daniel

    () (University of Chicago)

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This paper examines the correlated random coefficient model. It extends the analysis of Swamy (1971, 1974), who pioneered the uncorrelated random coefficient model in economics. We develop the properties of the correlated random coefficient model and derive a new representation of the variance of the instrumental variable estimator for that model. We develop tests of the validity of the correlated random coefficient model against the null hypothesis of the uncorrelated random coefficient model.

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  • Heckman, James J. & Schmierer, Daniel, 2010. "Tests of Hypotheses Arising in the Correlated Random Coefficient Model," IZA Discussion Papers 5205, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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    1. Gao, Yichen & Li, Cong & Liang, Zhongwen, 2015. "Binary response correlated random coefficient panel data models," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 188(2), pages 421-434.

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    correlated random coefficient models; instrumental variables;

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    • 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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