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The estimation of a multivariate linear relation


  • Robinson, P. M.


A multivariate linear relation [eta]n = [beta]0[xi]n is considered, in which [xi]n and [eta]n are observed subject to white noise errors, with covariance matrices [sigma]0, [omega]0 respectively. If their elements lie in the null space of a suitable vector function, [beta]0, [sigma]0, [omega]0 may be uniquely defined by second-order functions of the data. The asymptotic properties of estimates of [beta]0, [sigma]0, [omega]0 are established under relatively mild conditions. We explore the possibility that explicit formulas for consistent estimates of [beta]0, [sigma]0, [omega]0 may be available.

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  • Robinson, P. M., 1977. "The estimation of a multivariate linear relation," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 7(3), pages 409-423, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jmvana:v:7:y:1977:i:3:p:409-423

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