Time-varying parameters in the almost ideal demand system and the Rotterdam model: will the best specification please stand up?
AbstractThis article assesses the ability of the Rotterdam Model (RM) and of three versions of the Almost Ideal Demand System (AIDS) to recover the time-varying elasticities of a true demand system and to satisfy theoretical regularity. Using Monte Carlo simulations, we find that the RM performs better than the linear-approximate AIDS at recovering the signs of all the time-varying elasticities. More importantly, the RM has the ability to track the paths of time-varying income elasticities, even when the true values are very high. The linear-approximate AIDS, not only performs poorly at recovering the time-varying elasticities but also badly approximates the nonlinear AIDS.
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- William A. Barnett and Isaac Kalonda-Kanyama, 2013. "Time-Varying Parameter in the Almost Ideal Demand System and the Rotterdam Model: Will the Best Specification Please Stand Up?," Working Papers 335, Economic Research Southern Africa.
- Barnett, William A. & Kalonda-Kanyama, Isaac, 2012. "Time-varying parameters in the almost ideal demand system and the Rotterdam model: will the best specification please stand up?," MPRA Paper 36513, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- William Barnett & Isaac Kalonda-Kanyama, 2012. "Time-Varying Parameters in the Almost Ideal Demand System and the Rotterdam Model: Will the Best Specication Please Stand Up?," WORKING PAPERS SERIES IN THEORETICAL AND APPLIED ECONOMICS 201201, University of Kansas, Department of Economics, revised Feb 2012.
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