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Statistical inference on regression with spatial dependence

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  • Robinson, Peter M.
  • Thawornkaiwong, Supachoke

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Central limit theorems are developed for instrumental variables estimates of linear and semiparametric partly linear regression models for spatial data. General forms of spatial dependence and heterogeneity in explanatory variables and unobservable disturbances are permitted. We discuss estimation of the variance matrix, including estimates that are robust to disturbance heteroscedasticity and/or dependence. A Monte Carlo study of finite-sample performance is included. In an empirical example, the estimates and robust and non-robust standard errors are computed from Indian regional data, following tests for spatial correlation in disturbances, and nonparametric regression fitting. Some final comments discuss modifications and extensions.

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  • Robinson, Peter M. & Thawornkaiwong, Supachoke, 2012. "Statistical inference on regression with spatial dependence," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 167(2), pages 521-542.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:econom:v:167:y:2012:i:2:p:521-542
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jeconom.2011.09.033
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    1. Jungyoon Lee & Peter M Robinson, 2013. "Series Estimation under Cross-sectional Dependence," STICERD - Econometrics Paper Series 570, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE.
    2. Lee, Jungyoon & Robinson, Peter M., 2013. "Series estimation under cross-sectional dependence," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 58188, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
    3. Shujie Ma & Oliver Linton & Jiti Gao, 2017. "Estimation and inference in semiparametric quantile factor models," Monash Econometrics and Business Statistics Working Papers 8/17, Monash University, Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics.
    4. Lee, Jungyoon & Robinson, Peter M., 2016. "Series estimation under cross-sectional dependence," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 190(1), pages 1-17.
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    6. Jesùs Mur, 2013. "Causality, Uncertainty and Identification: Three Issues on the Spatial Econometrics Agenda," SCIENZE REGIONALI, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2013(1), pages 5-27.
    7. Jungyoon Lee & Peter Robinson, 2016. "Series estimation under cross-sectional dependence," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 63380, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
    8. Gupta, A, 2015. "Estimation of Spatial Autoregressions with Stochastic Weight Matrices," Economics Discussion Papers 15617, University of Essex, Department of Economics.
    9. Hidalgo, Javier & Seo, Myung Hwan, 2015. "Specification tests for lattice processes," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 66104, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
    10. Zhang, Xiang & Zheng, Yanbing, 2012. "A note on spatial–temporal lattice modeling and maximum likelihood estimation," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 82(12), pages 2145-2155.
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    Keywords

    Linear regression; Partly linear regression; Nonparametric regression; Spatial data; Instrumental variables; Asymptotic normality; Variance estimation;

    JEL classification:

    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models

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