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Can rejections of weak separability be attributed to random measurement errors in the data?

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  • Elger, Thomas
  • Jones, Barry E.

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Standard non-parametric weak separability tests do not account for measurement errors in the data. We propose a method to determine if rejections of weak separability obtained using such tests can be attributed to random measurement errors in the quantity data.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 99 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
Pages: 44-47

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:99:y:2008:i:1:p:44-47

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  1. Hjertstrand, Per, 2013. "A Simple Method to Account for Measurement Errors in Revealed Preference Tests," Working Paper Series 990, Research Institute of Industrial Economics.
  2. Bergh , Andreas & Nilsson, Therese, 2008. "Do economic liberalization and globalization increase income inequality?," Working Papers 2008:12, Lund University, Department of Economics.
  3. Binner, Jane M. & Bissoondeeal, Rakesh K. & Elger, C. Thomas & Jones, Barry E. & Mullineux, Andrew W., 2009. "Admissible monetary aggregates for the euro area," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 28(1), pages 99-114, February.

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