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Specification testing for errors-in-variables models

Otsu, Taisuke and Taylor, Luke (2019) Specification testing for errors-in-variables models. Econometric Theory. ISSN 0266-4666 (In Press)

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This paper considers specification testing for regression models with errors-in- variables and proposes a test statistic comparing the distance between the parametric and nonparametric fits based on deconvolution techniques. In contrast to the methods proposed by Hall and Ma (2007) and Song (2008), our test allows general nonlinear regression models and possesses complementary local power properties. We establish the asymptotic properties of our test statistic for the ordinary and supersmooth measurement error densities. Simulation results endorse our theoretical findings: our test has advantages in detecting high-frequency alternatives and dominates the existing tests under certain specifications.

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Additional Information: © 2019 Cambridge University Press
Divisions: Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2019 10:21
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2020 00:19

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