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GMM Efficiency and IPW Estimation for Nonsmooth Functions

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  • Otávio Bartalotti

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In a GMM setting this paper analyzes the problem in which we have two sets of moment conditions, where two sets of parameters enter into one set of moment conditions, while only one set of parameters enters into the other, extending Prokhorov and Schmidt's (2009) redundancy results to nonsmooth objective functions, and obtains relatively efficient estimates of interesting parameters in the presence of nuisance parameters. One-step GMM estimation for both set of parameters is asymptotically more efficient than two-step procedures. These results are applied to Wooldridge's (2007) inverse probability weighted estimator (IPW), generalizing the framework to deal with missing data in this context. Two-step estimation of beta_0 is more efficient than using known probabilities of selection, but this is dominated by one-step joint estimation. Examples for missing data quantile regression and instrumental variable quantile regression are provided.

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  • Otávio Bartalotti, 2013. "GMM Efficiency and IPW Estimation for Nonsmooth Functions," Working Papers 1301, Tulane University, Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    generalized method of moments; nonsmooth objective functions; inverse probability weighting; missing data; quantile regression;

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    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General

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