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An 'Expanded Equation' Approach to Weak-Exogeneity Tests in Structural Systems and a Monetary Application

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  • Revankar, Nagesh S
  • Yoshino, Naoyuki
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    Let y (subscript "a"), y (subscript "b") denote the endogenous variables in a conventional structural system. The paper presents a simple test of H (subscript "o") : y (subscript "a") is weakly exogenous with respect to y (subscript "b")'s structural equation system (SES [subscript "b"]). The test is a test of whether y (subscript "a")'s reduced form residuals have zero coefficients in an "expanded equation" system (EES [subscript "b"]), which is the conditional version of the SES (subscript "b"), conditional on y (subscript "a"). It is implemented empirically to test whether the Fed was successful in controlling the federal funds rate over the regime in question. The paper also presents a generalization of Hausman's "difference test," a comparative view of most available tests, and some exact relations among the structural estimators. Copyright 1990 by MIT Press.

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    Article provided by MIT Press in its journal Review of Economics & Statistics.

    Volume (Year): 72 (1990)
    Issue (Month): 1 (February)
    Pages: 173-77

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    1. Pierre-Yves HENIN & Marie PODEVIN, 2002. "Assessing the Effects of Policy Changes: Lesson from the European 1992 Experience," Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, ENSAE, ENSAE, issue 67-68, pages 435-461.
    2. Rhodes, James & Yoshino, Naoyuki, 2005. "Japan's monetary policy transition, 1955-2004," MPRA Paper 4387, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Jun 2007.

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