Speaker：Prof. Songnian Chen
Time: 15:30-17:00, Dec 5th (Tuesday)
Institution: Department of Economics, Hong Kong of Science and Technology
Title: Semiparametric Estimation of Censored Regression with Endogeneity
Abstract: In this paper we consider estimation a censored regression model with endogenous regressors. For the purpose of identification and estimation, we first derive a sequence of moment conditions for each quantile, and then we integrate these moment conditions over a range of quantiles to facilitate identification and improve estimation efficiency. Our proposed estimator is easy to implement by combining a convex minimization problem, inversion of a Kaplan-Meier estimator and typically low-dimensional, sometimes a merely one-dimensional, minimization search. Consistency and asymptotic normality are established under some regularity conditions, and small scale Monte Carlo experiments show good and stable performance of our estimator.