Title

The Exact Distribution of Exogenous Variable Coefficient Estimators

Document Type

Discussion Paper

Publication Date

7-1-1983

CFDP Number

681

CFDP Pages

16

Abstract

This paper derives the exact probability density function of the instrumental variable (IV) estimator of the exogenous variable coefficient vector in a structural equation containing n + 1 endogenous variables and N degrees of overidentification. A leading case of the general distribution that is more amenable to analysis and computation is also presented. Conventional classical assumptions or normally distributed errors and nonrandom exogenous variables are employed.

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