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Bootstrapping Semiparametric Models with Single-Index Nuisance Parameters, Second Version


  • Kyungchul Song

    () (Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania)


This paper considers models of conditional moment restrictions that involve non-parametric functions of single-index nuisance parameters. This paper proposes a bootstrap method of constructing confidence sets which has the following three merits. First, the bootstrap is valid even when the single-index estimator follows cube-root asymptotics. Second, the bootstrap method accommodates conditional heteroskedasticity. Third, the bootstrap does not require re-estimation of the single-index component for each bootstrap sample. The method is built on this paper’s general finding that as far as the single-index is a conditioning variable of a conditional expectation, the influence of the estimated single-indices in these models is asymptotically negligible. This finding is shown to have a generic nature through an analysis of Fréchet derivatives of linear functionals of conditional expectations. Some results from Monte Carlo simulations are presented and discussed.

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  • Kyungchul Song, 2009. "Bootstrapping Semiparametric Models with Single-Index Nuisance Parameters, Second Version," PIER Working Paper Archive 10-026, Penn Institute for Economic Research, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, revised 02 Aug 2010.
  • Handle: RePEc:pen:papers:10-026

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    1. Hardle, Wolfgang & Tsybakov, A. B., 1993. "How sensitive are average derivatives?," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 58(1-2), pages 31-48, July.
    2. Escanciano, Juan Carlos & Song, Kyungchul, 2010. "Testing single-index restrictions with a focus on average derivatives," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 156(2), pages 377-391, June.
    3. Ichimura, H., 1991. "Semiparametric Least Squares (sls) and Weighted SLS Estimation of Single- Index Models," Papers 264, Minnesota - Center for Economic Research.
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    semiparametric conditional moment restrictions; single-index restrictions; cube root asymptotics; bootstrap;

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    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation

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