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Overidentification Tests with Grouped Data

  • Caroline Hoxby
  • M. Daniele Paserman

This paper examines the validity of overidentification tests and exogeneity tests in the presence of grouped data. We find that even a small intra-group correlation, when instruments do not vary within groups, may generate a substantial bias in the standard overidentification tests described in textbooks.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Technical Working Papers with number 0223.

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