The aim of this note is to provide a general framework for the analysis of the robustness properties of a broad class of two-stage models. We derive the influence function, the change-of-variance function, and the asymptotic variance of a general two-stage M-estimator, and provide their interpretations. We illustrate our results in the case of the two-stage maximum likelihood estimator and the two-stage least squares estimator. © 2011.
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Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUS-C1-016-04
Acknowledgements: The second author's research was partially supported by NSF grants DMS-1007504 and DMS-1100492, and by Award No. KUS-C1-016-04 made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
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