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Spatial model selection strategies in a SUR framework. The case of regional productivity in EU

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  • Fernando López

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  • Jesús Mur

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  • Ana Angulo

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The purpose of the paper was to compare two well-known model selection strategies, the so-called Specific-to-General, Stge, and General-to-Specific, Gets, in a context of spatial SUR models. The two strategies use a battery of misspecification tests obtained in a maximum likelihood framework. The robust tests to local misspecification errors in the alternative hypothesis and the common factor test have been developed with this purpose. The paper includes a Monte Carlo experiment to compare their performance in a situation of small sample sizes. The results are mixed: Both alternatives work well under ideal conditions, but their efficiency deteriorates for different departures such as non-normality or endogeneity. All in all, Stge appears to be slightly preferable although our impression is that the two are complementary and can be used in common. The paper finishes with an application to the case of productivity for a large set of European regions. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

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  • Fernando López & Jesús Mur & Ana Angulo, 2014. "Spatial model selection strategies in a SUR framework. The case of regional productivity in EU," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 53(1), pages 197-220, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:anresc:v:53:y:2014:i:1:p:197-220
    DOI: 10.1007/s00168-014-0624-2
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    1. López Hernández, Fernando A. & Martínez Ortiz, Pedro José & Cegarra Navarro, Juan Gabriel, 2015. "Interacción espacial en el gasto en servicios públicos de las entidades locales. Un enfoque panel mediante modelos SUR /Spatial Interaction in Spending on Public Services by Local Governments. A Panel," Estudios de Economia Aplicada, Estudios de Economia Aplicada, vol. 33, pages 81-100, Enero.

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    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
    • C50 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - General
    • R15 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Econometric and Input-Output Models; Other Methods

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