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Conditions for the numerical equality of the OLS, GLS and Amemiya–Cragg estimators

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  • Lu, Cuicui
  • Schmidt, Peter

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This paper extends previous results on the equality of OLS and GLS. We give conditions under which GLS based on two different variance matrices gives the same estimate, and also conditions under which GLS equals a GMM estimator.

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  • Lu, Cuicui & Schmidt, Peter, 2012. "Conditions for the numerical equality of the OLS, GLS and Amemiya–Cragg estimators," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 116(3), pages 538-540.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:116:y:2012:i:3:p:538-540
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.01.015
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    Keywords

    Ordinary least squares; Generalized least squares; Amemiya–Cragg estimator;

    JEL classification:

    • C20 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - General
    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes

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