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Accurate and robust tests for indirect inference

Published inBiometrika, vol. 97, no. 3, p. 621-630
  • Open Access - Licence nationale Oxford University Press
Publication date2010

In this paper we propose accurate parameter and over-identification tests for indirect inference. Under the null hypothesis the new tests are asymptotically χ2-distributed with a relative error of order n−1. They exhibit better finite sample accuracy than classical tests for indirect inference, which have the same asymptotic distribution but an absolute error of order n−1/2. Robust versions of the tests are also provided. We illustrate their accuracy in nonlinear regression, Poisson regression with overdispersion and diffusion models.

  • Indirect inference
  • M-estimator
  • Nonlinear regression
  • Overdispersion
  • Parameter test
  • Robust estimator
  • Saddlepoint test
  • Sparsity
  • Test for over-identification
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CZELLAR, Veronika, RONCHETTI, Elvezio. Accurate and robust tests for indirect inference. In: Biometrika, 2010, vol. 97, n° 3, p. 621–630. doi: 10.1093/biomet/asq040
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