Title: Semiparametric optimal estimation with nonignorable nonresponse data
Authors: Jae Kwang Kim - Iowa State University (United States)
Kosuke Morikawa - Osaka University and The University of Tokyo (Japan) [presenting]
Abstract: When the response mechanism is believed to be not missing at random (NMAR), a valid analysis requires stronger assumptions on the response mechanism than standard statistical methods would otherwise require. Semiparametric estimators have been developed under the model assumptions on the response mechanism. A new identification condition is proposed to guarantee model identifiability without using any instrumental variable. Furthermore, we develop optimal semiparametric estimation for parameters such as the population mean. Specifically, we propose two semiparametric optimal estimators that do not require any model assumptions other than the response mechanism. Asymptotic properties of the proposed estimators are discussed. An extensive simulation study is presented to compare with some existing methods. We present an application of our method using Korean Labor and Income Panel Survey data.