Abstract

This paper compares the size and power properties of the asymptotic tests based on the asymptotic standard errors with the bootstrap tests based on the bootstrap confidence interval in the Probit model. The asymptotic tests work surprisingly well even when the sample size is quite small (e.g., n = 30) for the test of exclusion hypothesis β = 0. The bootstrap tests work similarly well. It shares essentially the same size and power property of the asymptotic tests when the null hypothesis is β = 0. However, the small sample probit estimators can be seriously biased when β/σ is large. Consequently, when we are interested in the non-exclusion hypothesis such as β/σ = 1, the conventional asymptotic tests can suffer size distortion and low power. But, following our simulation results, the size of the bootstrap tests is quite robust to the presence of the bias and the power is much better. Therefore, the bootstrap approach has some limited usefulness in practice when we are interested in the non-exclusion tests such as β/σ = 1 in the probit model.

Graduation Date

2006

Semester

Summer

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Business Administration

Department

Economics

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0001222

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0001222

Language

English

Release Date

October 2018

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

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Economics Commons

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