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Semiiparametric Selection Models with Binary Outcomes

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  • Roger Klein

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    (Rotgers University)

  • Chan Shen

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    (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)

  • Francis Vella

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    (Georgetown University)

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    This paper addresses the estimation of a semiparametric sample selection index model where both the selection rule and the outcome variable are binary. Since the marginal effects are often of primary interest and are difficult to recover in a semiparametric setting, we develop estimators for both the marginal effects and the underlying model parameters. The marginal effect estimator uses only observations where the selection probability is above a certain threshold. A key innovation is that this high probability set is adaptive to the data. The model parameter estimator is a quasi-likelihood estimator based on regular kernels with bias corrections. We establish their large sample properties and provide simulation evidence confirming that these estimators perform well in finite samples.

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    Paper provided by Rutgers University, Department of Economics in its series Departmental Working Papers with number 201403.

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    Length: 20 pages
    Date of creation: 22 May 2014
    Handle: RePEc:rut:rutres:201403
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