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  • David F. Hendry

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    (Department of Economics, University of Oxford)

  • Hans-Martin Krolzig

    (Department of Economics, University of Oxford)

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The recent controversy over model selection in the context of `growth regressions' has led to some remarkably numerous `estimation' strategies, including 4 million regressions by Sala-i-Martin (1997b). Only one regression is really needed, namely the general unrestricted model, appropriately reduced to a parsimonious encompassing congruent representation. Such an outcome was achieved in one run on PcGets, within 15 minutes of receiving from Professor Ley the data set in Fernández et al (2001). We reproduce that equation, and corroborate the findings in Hoover and Perez (2004), who also adopt an automatic general-to-simple approach.

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Paper provided by Economics Group, Nuffield College, University of Oxford in its series Economics Papers with number 2004-W17.

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Length: 9 pages
Date of creation: 10 Mar 2004
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Handle: RePEc:nuf:econwp:0417

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  1. Teodosio Perez-Amaral & Giampiero M. Gallo & Halbert L. White, 2003. "A Flexible Tool for Model Building: the Relevant Transformation of the Inputs Network Approach (RETINA)," Econometrics Working Papers Archive wp2003_04, Universita' degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Statistica, Informatica, Applicazioni "G. Parenti".
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