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Identification with Averaged Data and Implications for Hedonic Regression Studies

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  • José Ferreira Machado
  • João Santos Silva

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In this estimation of models with averaged data, weighted least squares is often used and recommended as a way of improving the efficiency of the estimator. However, if the size of the different groups is not conditionally independent of the regressand, consistent estimation may not be possible at all. It is argued that in the case of some leading examples of averaged data regression, consistent estimation is possible using the usual weighted estimator.

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Paper provided by Banco de Portugal, Economics and Research Department in its series Working Papers with number w200110.

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Date of creation: 2001
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Handle: RePEc:ptu:wpaper:w200110

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