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Semiparametric Estimation of Regression Functions Under Shape Invariance Restrictions

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  • Wilke, Ralf A.

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This paper considers the shape invariant modelling approach in semiparametric regression estimation. Nonparametric functions of similar shape are linked by parametric transformations with unknown parameters. A computationally convenient estimation procedure is suggested. √N- consistency of the parameter estimates is proved. Finite sample performance of this estimator is investigated by simulations. An application to consumer data illustrates the importance of this method for applied statistics. Estimations indicate that the imposed shape invariance restrictions have empirical evidence in the semiparametric modelling of consumer demand.

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  • Wilke, Ralf A., 2003. "Semiparametric Estimation of Regression Functions Under Shape Invariance Restrictions," ZEW Discussion Papers 03-64, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
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    1. Newey, Whitney K. & McFadden, Daniel, 1986. "Large sample estimation and hypothesis testing," Handbook of Econometrics,in: R. F. Engle & D. McFadden (ed.), Handbook of Econometrics, edition 1, volume 4, chapter 36, pages 2111-2245 Elsevier.
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    1. Ralf A. Wilke, 2006. "Semi-parametric estimation of consumption-based equivalence scales: the case of Germany," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 21(6), pages 781-802.
    2. repec:ebl:ecbull:v:4:y:2007:i:21:p:1-11 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Thanasis Stengos & Dianqin Wang, 2007. "Testing for Shape Invariance of Semiparametric Equivalence Scales," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 4(21), pages 1-11.

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    Keywords

    shape invariant modelling; semiparametric regression; simulations; large sample properties; consumer data;

    JEL classification:

    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
    • C31 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions; Social Interaction Models

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