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Generalized empirical likelihood-based model selection criteria for moment condition models

Hong, Han and Preston, Bruce and Shum, Matthew (2003) Generalized empirical likelihood-based model selection criteria for moment condition models. Econometric Theory, 19 (6). pp. 923-943. ISSN 0266-4666. doi:10.1017/S0266466603196028.

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This paper proposes model selection criteria (MSC) for unconditional moment models using generalized empirical likelihood (GEL) statistics. The use of GEL-statistics in lieu of J-statistics (in the spirit of Andrews, 1999, Econometrica 67, 543-564; and Andrews and Lu, 2001, Journal of Econometrics 101, 123-164) leads to an alternative interpretation of the MSCs that emphasizes the common information-theoretic rationale underlying model selection procedures for both parametric and semiparametric models. The result of this paper also provides a GEL-based model selection alternative to the information criteria-based nonnested tests for generalized method of moments models considered in Kitamura (2000, University of Wisconsin). The results of a Monte Carlo experiment are reported to illustrate the finite-sample performance of the selection criteria and their impact on parameter estimation.

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Additional Information:© 2003 Cambridge University Press. Reprinted with permission. The authors gratefully acknowledge support from the NSF (Hong: SES-0079495, Shum: SES-0003352) and the Fellowship of Woodrow Wilson Scholars (Preston). We thank the co-editor Don Andrews, Xiaohong Chen, John Geweke, Bo Honore, Yuichi Kitamura, Serena Ng, Harry Paarsch, Gautam Tripathi, and two anonymous referees for insightful suggestions and helpful comments.
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Official Citation:Han Hong, Bruce Preston and Matthew Shum (2003). GENERALIZED EMPIRICAL LIKELIHOOD–BASED MODEL SELECTION CRITERIA FOR MOMENT CONDITION MODELS. Econometric Theory, 19, pp 923-943 doi:10.1017/S0266466603196028
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