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Efficiency of the OLS estimator in the vicinity of a spatial unit root

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Previous results have indicated that the OLS estimator of the vector of regression coefficients can be nearly as efficient as the best linear unbiased estimator when the regression errors follow a spatial process with root in the vicinity of unity. Such results were derived under the assumption of a symmetric weights matrix, which simplifies the analysis considerably, but is very often not satisfied in applications. This paper provides nontrivial generalizations to the important case of nonsymmetric weights matrices.

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  • Martellosio, Federico, 2011. "Efficiency of the OLS estimator in the vicinity of a spatial unit root," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 81(8), pages 1285-1291, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:stapro:v:81:y:2011:i:8:p:1285-1291
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    1. Preinerstorfer, David & Pötscher, Benedikt M., 2017. "On The Power Of Invariant Tests For Hypotheses On A Covariance Matrix," Econometric Theory, Cambridge University Press, vol. 33(01), pages 1-68, February.
    2. Grant Hillier & Federico Martellosio, 2013. "Properties of the maximum likelihood estimator in spatial autoregressive models," CeMMAP working papers CWP44/13, Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice, Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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