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Consistent Estimation of Structural Parameters in Regression Models with Adaptive Learning

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  • Norbert Christopeit

    (University of Bonn)

  • Michael Massmann

    (VU University Amsterdam)

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    In this paper we consider regression models with forecast feedback. Agents' expectations are formed via the recursive estimation of the parameters in an auxiliary model. The learning scheme employed by the agents belongs to the class of stochastic approximation algorithms whose gain sequence is decreasing to zero. Our focus is on the estimation of the parameters in the resulting actual law of motion. For a special case we show that the ordinary least squares estimator is consistent.

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    Paper provided by Tinbergen Institute in its series Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers with number 10-077/4.

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    Date of creation: 23 Aug 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:dgr:uvatin:20100077

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    Keywords: Adaptive learning; forecast feedback; stochastic approximation; linear regression with stochastic regressors; consistency;

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