Statistical inference for semiparametric varying-coefficient partially linear models with error-prone linear covariates. (English) Zbl 1156.62036

Summary: We study semiparametric varying-coefficient partially linear models when some linear covariates are not observed, but ancillary variables are available. Semiparametric profile least-squares based estimation procedures are developed for parametric and nonparametric components after we calibrate the error-prone covariates.
Asymptotic properties of the proposed estimators are established. We also propose the profile least-squares based ratio test and Wald test to identify significant parametric and nonparametric components. To improve accuracy of the proposed tests for small or moderate sample sizes, a wild bootstrap version is also proposed to calculate the critical values. Intensive simulation experiments are conducted to illustrate the proposed approaches.


62G08 Nonparametric regression and quantile regression
62G20 Asymptotic properties of nonparametric inference
62H15 Hypothesis testing in multivariate analysis
62G10 Nonparametric hypothesis testing
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