Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, University of Mannheim 12-13
This paper proposes several tests of restricted specification in nonparametric instrumental regression. Based on series estimators, test statistics are established that allow for tests of the general model against a parametric or nonparametric specification as well as a test of exogeneity of the vector of regressors. The tests are asymptotically normally distributed under correct specification and consistent against any alternative model. Under a sequence of local alternative hypotheses, the asymptotic distribution of the tests is derived. Moreover, uniform consistency is established over a class of alternatives whose distance to the null hypothesis shrinks appropriately as the sample size increases.