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Some recent developments on nonparametric econometrics

Nonparametric Econometric Methods

ISBN: 978-1-84950-623-6, eISBN: 978-1-84950-624-3

ISSN: 0731-9053

Publication date: 16 December 2009


There is a growing literature in nonparametric econometrics in the recent two decades. Given the space limitation, it is impossible to survey all the important recent developments in nonparametric econometrics. Therefore, we choose to limit our focus on the following areas. In Section 2, we review the recent developments of nonparametric estimation and testing of regression functions with mixed discrete and continuous covariates. We discuss nonparametric estimation and testing of econometric models for nonstationary data in Section 3. Section 4 is devoted to surveying the literature of nonparametric instrumental variable (IV) models. We review nonparametric estimation of quantile regression models in Section 5. In Sections 2–5, we also point out some open research problems, which might be useful for graduate students to review the important research papers in this field and to search for their own research interests, particularly dissertation topics for doctoral students. Finally, in Section 6 we highlight some important research areas that are not covered in this paper due to space limitation. We plan to write a separate survey paper to discuss some of the omitted topics.


Cai, Z., Gu, J. and Li, Q. (2009), "Some recent developments on nonparametric econometrics", Li, Q. and Racine, J.S. (Ed.) Nonparametric Econometric Methods (Advances in Econometrics, Vol. 25), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 495-549.



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