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Nonparametric Identification and Estimation of Transformation Models

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  • Pierre-Andre Chiappori

    (Columbia University)

  • Ivana Komunjer

    (University of California San Diego)

  • Dennis Kristensen

    (Columbia University)

Abstract

This paper derives sufficient conditions for nonparametric transformation models to be identified and develops estimators of the identified components. Our nonparametric identification result is global, and is derived under conditions that are substantially weaker than full independence. In particular, we show that a completeness assumption combined with conditional independence with respect to one of the regressors suffices for the model to be identified. The identification result is also constructive in the sense that it yields explicit expressions of the functions of interest. We show how natural estimators can be developed from these expressions, and analyze their theoretical properties. Importantly, it is demonstrated that the proposed estimator of the unknown transformation function converges at the parametric rate.

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  • Pierre-Andre Chiappori & Ivana Komunjer & Dennis Kristensen, 2011. "Nonparametric Identification and Estimation of Transformation Models," CAM Working Papers 2011-01, University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics. Centre for Applied Microeconometrics.
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    Keywords

    nonparametric identification; transformation models; kernel estimation;

    JEL classification:

    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C26 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Instrumental Variables (IV) Estimation

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