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Choice Of Flexible Functional Forms: Review And Appraisal

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  • Thompson, Gary D.

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Choice between alternative flexible functional forms has received little explicit treatment in many empirical agricultural studies. Theoretical criteria and empirical techniques for choosing between flexible functional forms are reviewed. Theoretical topics include definitions of flexibility, mathematical expansions, separability, and regular regions. Empirical techniques examined are Monte Carlo analysis, parametric modeling, bayesian inference, and nonnested hypothesis testing. Comparison of the full range of theoretical and empirical aspects may provide more credible and reliable empirical estimates when consumer or producer duality assumptions are appropriate in agricultural applications.

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Article provided by Western Agricultural Economics Association in its journal Western Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Volume (Year): 13 (1988)
Issue (Month): 02 (December)
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Handle: RePEc:ags:wjagec:32127

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  1. Rulon D. Pope & Jeffrey LaFrance, 2012. "Robust Error Specification in a Production System," Development Research Unit Working Paper Series 17-12, Monash University, Department of Economics.
  2. Ali, Mubarik & Byerlee, Derek, 2000. "Productivity growth and resource degradation in Pakistan's Punjab - a decomposition analysis," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2480, The World Bank.

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