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Introduction

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Many estimation problems in econometrics involve an unknown function or an unknown function and an unknown finite-dimensional parameter. Models and estimation problems that involve an unknown function are called nonparametric. Models and estimation problems that involve an unknown function and an unknown finite-dimensional parameter are called semiparametric.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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