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Quantitative Economics
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Quantitative Economics, Volume 13, Issue 1 (January 2022)

Information theoretic approach to high‐dimensional multiplicative models: Stochastic discount factor and treatment effect

Chen Qiu, Taisuke Otsu


This paper is concerned with estimation of functionals of a latent weight function that satisfies possibly high‐dimensional multiplicative moment conditions. Main examples are functionals of stochastic discount factors in asset pricing, missing data problems, and treatment effects. We propose to estimate the latent weight function by an information theoretic approach combined with the 1‐penalization technique to deal with high‐dimensional moment conditions under sparsity. We study asymptotic properties of the proposed method and illustrate it by a theoretical example on treatment effect analysis and empirical example on estimation of stochastic discount factors.

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