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Iowa State University

Health Economics

Measurement error

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Identification Of Expected Outcomes In A Data Error Mixing Model With Multiplicative Mean Independence, Brent Kreider, John V. Pepper May 2009

Identification Of Expected Outcomes In A Data Error Mixing Model With Multiplicative Mean Independence, Brent Kreider, John V. Pepper

Economics Working Papers (2002–2016)

We consider the problem of identifying a mean outcome in corrupt sampling where the observed outcome is a mixture of the distribution of interest and some other distribution.We make two contributions to this literature. First, the statistical independence assumption maintained under contaminated sampling is relaxed to the weaker assumption that the outcome is mean independent of the mixing process. We then generalize this restriction to allow the two conditional means to differ by a known or bounded factor of proportionality. Second, in the special case of a binary outcome, we consider the possibility that draws from the alternative distribution ...