A Consistent Test for the Parametric Specification of |
Yanqin Fan |
and Paul Rilstone |
This paper develops a consistent test for the correct
hazard rate specification within the context of random right hand censoring of the dependent variable. The test is based on
comparing a parametric estimate with a kernel estimate of the hazard rate. We establish the asymptotic distribution of the test
statistic under the null hypothesis of correct parametric specification of the hazard rate and establish the consistency of |
Key
Words:
Consistent test; Hazard rate; Random censoring; Kernel estimation; Boundary kernel. |
JEL Classification Numbers: C14, C52. |