Let Y=μ*(X)+ε, where μ* is unknown and E[ε|X]≠0 with positive probability but there exist instrumental variables W such that E[ε|W]=0 w.p.1. It is well known that such nonparametric regression models are generally "ill-posed" in the sense that the map from the data to μ* is not continuous. In this paper, we derive the efficiency bounds for estimating certain linear functionals of μ* without assuming μ* itself to be identified.
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- Economics and Econometrics