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The Sensitivity of some General Checks to Omitted Variables in the Linear Model

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  • Les Godfrey
  • Chris Orme

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This paper examines the usefulness of H. White's (1982) information matrix test and test for heteroskedasticity of unspecified form as general checks of adequacy in the context of linear models. Asymptotic analysis and Monte Carlo results are provided, with the latter covering a number of general misspecification tests. Comments are made on the value of testing for normality. Copyright 1994 by Economics Department of the University of Pennsylvania and the Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of York in its series Discussion Papers with number 92/3.

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  1. Landon, Stuart & Smith, Constance, 1997. "The Use of Quality and Reputation Indicators by Consumers: The Case of Bordeaux Wine," MPRA Paper 9283, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Dimitris Hatzinikolaou & Athanassios Stavrakoudis, 2006. "Empirical size and power of some diagnostic tests applied to a distributed lag model," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 31(3), pages 631-643, September.
  3. Joachim Zietz, 2005. "Detecting Neglected Parameter Heterogeneity with Chow Tests," Working Papers 200503, Middle Tennessee State University, Department of Economics and Finance.

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