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Econometric Errors in an _Applied Economics_ Article

  • Dimitris Hatzinikolaou

This comment points out some econometric errors contained in an Applied Economics article by Mavrommati and Papadopoulos (2005), to wit, the authors make an incorrect statement about the standard F-test; they claim erroneously that the Durbin-Watson test is irrelevant in panel data; they fail to test for serial correlation and random-walk errors; and they misuse the Durbin-Wu-Hausman test for the consistency of the fixed-effects estimator. Thus, their results are questionable. This comment aims to prevent novice researchers from repeating these errors, and to police standards at the journals.

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Volume (Year): 7 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 107-112

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Handle: RePEc:ejw:journl:v:7:y:2010:i:2:p:107-112
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  1. Athanasia Mavrommati & Athanasios Papadopoulos, 2005. "Measuring advertising intensity and intangible capital in the Greek food industry," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 37(15), pages 1777-1787.
  2. Bhargava, A & Franzini, L & Narendranathan, W, 1982. "Serial Correlation and the Fixed Effects Model," Review of Economic Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 49(4), pages 533-49, October.
  3. B. D. McCullough, 2007. "Got Replicability? The _Journal of Money, Credit and Banking_ Archive," Econ Journal Watch, Econ Journal Watch, vol. 4(3), pages 326-337, September.
  4. Entorf, Horst, 1997. "Random walks with drifts: Nonsense regression and spurious fixed-effect estimation," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 80(2), pages 287-296, October.
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