Testing a parametric transformation model versus a nonparametric alternative
journal contributionposted on 29.07.2020, 13:19 by Arkadiusz M Szydlowski
Despite an abundance of semiparametric estimators of the transformation model, no procedure has been proposed yet to test the hypothesis that the transformation function belongs to a finite dimensional parametric family against a nonparametric alternative. In this article, we introduce a bootstrap test based on integrated squared distance between a nonparametric estimator and a parametric null. As a special case, our procedure can be used to test the parametric specification of the integrated baseline hazard in a semiparametric mixed proportional hazard model. We investigate the finite sample performance of our test in a Monte Carlo study. Finally, we apply the proposed test to Kennan’s strike durations data.