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Estimation of linear regression models by a spread-tolerant estimator

By Oliver Linton

Abstract

We investigate a class of estimators for Linear Regression models where the dependent variable is subject to bid-ask censoring. Our estimation method is based on a definition of error that is zero when the predictor lies between the actual bid price and ask price, and linear outside this range. Our estimator minimizes a sum of such squared errors; it is non-linear, and indeed the criterion function itself is non smooth. We establish its asymptotic properties using the approach of Pakes & Pollard (1989). We compare the estimator with mid-point OLS

Topics: HG Finance, HB Economic Theory
Publisher: Financial Markets Group, London School of Economics and Political Science
Year: 2004
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:24763
Provided by: LSE Research Online

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