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Hypothesis Testing in Econometrics


Romano, Joseph P; Shaikh, Azeem M; Wolf, Michael (2009). Hypothesis Testing in Econometrics. Working paper series / Institute for Empirical Research in Economics No. 444, University of Zurich.

Abstract

This paper reviews important concepts and methods that are useful for hypothesis testing. First, we discuss the Neyman-Pearson framework. Various approaches to optimality are presented, including finite-sample and large-sample optimality. Then, some of the most important methods are summarized, as well as resampling methodology which is useful to set critical values. Finally, we consider the problem of multiple testing, which has witnessed a burgeoning literature in recent years. Along the way, we incorporate some examples that are current in the econometrics literature. While we include many problems with wellknown successful solutions, we also include open problems that are not easily handled with current technology, stemming from issues like lack of optimality or poor asymptotic approximations.

Abstract

This paper reviews important concepts and methods that are useful for hypothesis testing. First, we discuss the Neyman-Pearson framework. Various approaches to optimality are presented, including finite-sample and large-sample optimality. Then, some of the most important methods are summarized, as well as resampling methodology which is useful to set critical values. Finally, we consider the problem of multiple testing, which has witnessed a burgeoning literature in recent years. Along the way, we incorporate some examples that are current in the econometrics literature. While we include many problems with wellknown successful solutions, we also include open problems that are not easily handled with current technology, stemming from issues like lack of optimality or poor asymptotic approximations.

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Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Working Paper Series > Institute for Empirical Research in Economics (former)
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:September 2009
Deposited On:29 Nov 2011 20:09
Last Modified:12 Aug 2017 12:47
Series Name:Working paper series / Institute for Empirical Research in Economics
ISSN:1424-0459
Official URL:http://www.econ.uzh.ch/wp.html

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