Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/241878
Authors: 
Honoré, Bo E.
Jørgensen, Thomas H.
Áureo de Paula
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
cemmap working paper No. CWP3/20
Publisher: 
Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice (cemmap), London
Abstract: 
This paper introduces measures for how each moment contributes to the precision of parameter estimates in GMM settings. For example, one of the measures asks what would happen to the variance of the parameter estimates if a particular moment was dropped from the estimation. The measures are all easy to compute. We illustrate the usefulness of the measures through two simple examples as well as an application to a model of joint retirement planning of couples. We estimate the model using the UK-BHPS, and we find evidence of complementarities in leisure. Our sensitivity measures illustrate that the estimate of the complementarity is primarily informed by the distribution of di?erences in planned retirement dates. The estimated econometric model can be interpreted as a bivariate ordered choice model that allows for simultaneity. This makes the model potentially useful in other applications.
Subjects: 
Parameter Sensitivity
GMM
Ordered Models
Retirement
Externalities
JEL: 
C01
C13
C35
J32
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
512.16 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.