A Note on Regressions with Interval Data on a Regressor

25 Pages Posted: 31 Jul 2014 Last revised: 29 Mar 2015

Daniel Cerquera

Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)

Francois Laisney

Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)

Hannes Ullrich

University of Zurich - Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Information Technology; German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) - Innovation, Management, Service

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Date Written: March 26, 2015

Abstract

We reconsider the partial identification analysis of the regression model in Manski and Tamer (2002) where one covariate is only interval-measured and present two additional sets of results. Manski and Tamer (2002) propose two estimation approaches in this context, focussing on general results. The modified minimum distance (MMD) estimates the true identified set and the modified method of moments (MMM) a superset. Our first contribution is to characterize the true identified set and the superset. Second, we complete and extend the Monte Carlo study of Manski and Tamer (2002). We present benchmark results using the exact functional form for the expectation of the dependent variable conditional on observables to compare with results using its nonparametric estimate. We illustrate the superiority of MMD over MMM, as well as the advantage of adopting a geometric estimation approach in both cases.

Keywords: partial identification, true identified set, superset, MMD, MMM

JEL Classification: C01, C13, C40

Suggested Citation

Cerquera, Daniel and Laisney, Francois and Ullrich, Hannes, A Note on Regressions with Interval Data on a Regressor (March 26, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2473768 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2473768

Daniel Cerquera

Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) ( email )

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Francois Laisney (Contact Author)

Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) ( email )

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Germany

Hannes Ullrich

University of Zurich - Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Information Technology ( email )

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Zurich, 8032
Switzerland

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) - Innovation, Management, Service ( email )

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