Instrumental regression in partially linear models

Florens, Jean-Pierre, Johannes, Jan and Van Bellegem, Sébastien (2012) Instrumental regression in partially linear models. The Econometrics Journal, 15 (n°2). pp. 304-324.

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We consider the semi-parametric regression model Y=Xtβ+φ(Z) where β and φ(·) are unknown slope coefficient vector and function, and where the variables (X, Z) are endogenous. We propose necessary and sufficient conditions for the identification of the parameters in the presence of instrumental variables. We also focus on the estimation of β. It is known that the presence of φ may lead to a slow rate of convergence for the estimator of β. An additional complication in the fully endogenous model is that the solution of the equation necessitates the inversion of a compact operator that has to be estimated non-parametrically. In general this inversion is not stable, thus the estimation of β is ill-posed. In this paper, a inline image-consistent estimator for β is derived in this setting under mild assumptions. One of these assumptions is given by the so-called source condition that is explicitly interpreted in the paper. Monte Carlo simulations demonstrate the reasonable performance of the estimation procedure on finite samples.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: July 2012
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Endogeneity, Instrumental variables, Partially linear model, Root-N consistent estimation, Semi-parametric regression, Tikhonov regularization
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2016 09:44
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 13:23

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