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Moment inequalities and their application

Authors: Ariel Pakes , Jack Porter , Kate Ho and Joy Ishii
Date: 31 January 2015
Type: Journal article, Econometrica, Vol. 83, No. 1, pp. 315--334
DOI: 10.3982/ECTA6865


This paper provides conditions under which the inequality constraints generated by either single agent optimizing behavior or the best response condition of multiple agent problems can be used as a basis for estimation and inference. An application illustrates how the use of these inequality constraints can simplify the analysis of complex behavioral models.

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Kate Ho, Joy Ishii, Ariel Pakes and J. Porter July 2007, Moment inequalities and their application, cemmap Working Paper, CWP16/07, Institute for Fiscal Studies

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