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Testing for Aggregation Bias in Linear Models

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  • Lee, Kevin C
  • Pesaran, M Hashem
  • Pierse, Richard G

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This paper discusses alternative methods of testing for aggregation bias and proposes direct tests of the discrepancy of the macroparameters from the average of the corresponding microparameters, and derives tests of aggregation bias in the general case where the parameters of interest may possibly be nonlinear functions of the microparameters. The paper also develops a Durbin-Hausman type misspecification test of the disaggregate model. These tests are then applied to disaggregate and aggregate specifications of employment functions for the U.K. economy disaggregated by forty industries. Copyright 1990 by Royal Economic Society.

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  • Lee, Kevin C & Pesaran, M Hashem & Pierse, Richard G, 1990. "Testing for Aggregation Bias in Linear Models," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 100(400), pages 137-150, Supplemen.
  • Handle: RePEc:ecj:econjl:v:100:y:1990:i:400:p:137-50
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    11. Kunkler, Michael & MacDonald, Ronald, 2015. "Half-lives of currencies and aggregation bias," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 135(C), pages 58-60.
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    17. Surajit Deb, 2002. "The Debate on Agriculture-Industry Terms of Trade in India," Working papers 109, Centre for Development Economics, Delhi School of Economics.
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    19. Bill Martin, 2009. "An Augmented UK Private Expenditure Function," Working Papers wp384, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge.

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