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A Note on the Use of a Logarithmic Time Trend

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  • Watts, Geof
  • Quiggin, John C.

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It is shown that parameter estimates in a regression with a logarithmic time trend are not invariant to the choice of the starting point of that time trend. Possible solutions to this problem are discussed and applied to data from a recent article in this Review where a logarithmic time trend was included. It is suggested that the appropriate course is either to estimate the starting date directly or to adopt a functional form invariant to the choice of starting date.

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  • Watts, Geof & Quiggin, John C., 1984. "A Note on the Use of a Logarithmic Time Trend," Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 52(02), pages 1-9, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:remaae:12259
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.12259
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