Asymptotic Variance Estimator for Two-Step Semiparametric Estimators
Xiaohong Chen () and
No 1803, Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers from Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University
The goal of this paper is to develop techniques to simplify semiparametric inference. We do this by deriving a number of numerical equivalence results. These illustrate that in many cases, one can obtain estimates of semiparametric variances using standard formulas derived in the already-well-known parametric literature. This means that for computational purposes, an empirical researcher can ignore the semiparametric nature of the problem and do all calculations "as if" it were a parametric situation. We hope that this simplicity will promote the use of semiparametric procedures.
Keywords: Two-step; semiparametrics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 50 pages
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Published in Review of Economics and Statistics, 94(2): 482-498
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