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We Ran One Regression

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  • David F. Hendry
  • Hans‐Martin Krolzig

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The controversy over the selection of ‘growth regressions’ was precipitated by some remarkably numerous ‘estimation’ strategies, including two million regressions by Sala‐i‐Martin [American Economic Review (1997b) Vol. 87, pp. 178–183]. Only one regression is really needed, namely the general unrestricted model, appropriately reduced to a parsimonious encompassing, congruent representation. We corroborate the findings of Hoover and Perez [Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics (2004) Vol. 66], who also adopt an automatic general‐to‐simple approach, despite the complications of data imputation. Such an outcome was also achieved in just one run of PcGets, within a few minutes of receiving the data set in Fernández, Ley and Steel [Journal of Applied Econometrics (2001) Vol. 16, pp. 563–576] from Professor Ley.

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  • David F. Hendry & Hans‐Martin Krolzig, 2004. "We Ran One Regression," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, vol. 66(5), pages 799-810, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:obuest:v:66:y:2004:i:5:p:799-810
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0084.2004.102_1.x
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