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Multivariate Spatial Regression Models


  • Dani Gamerman
  • Ajax R. B. Moreira


This paper describes the inference procedures required to perform Bayesian inference to some multivariate econometric models. These models have a spatial component built into commonly used multivariate models. In particular, the seemingly unrelated regression and vector autoregressive models are addressed and extended to accommodate for spatial dependence. Inference procedures are based on a variety of simulation-based schemes designed to obtain samples from the posterior distribution of model parameters. They are also used to provide a basis to forecast new observations. Este artigo descreve os procedimentos para a inferência bayesiana de modelos multivariados. Esses modelos incluem uma componente espacial que é comumente utilizada em modelos econômicos. Em particular, os modelos de regressões aparentemente não-relacionadas Sure e vetores auto-regressivos são estendidos para acomodar a dependência espacial. Os procedimentos de inferência são baseados em uma variedade de esquemas de simulação desenhados para obter amostras da distribuição a posteriori dos parâmetros do modelo. Estes podem ser utilizados para prover também estimativas da previsão de novas observações.

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  • Dani Gamerman & Ajax R. B. Moreira, 2015. "Multivariate Spatial Regression Models," Discussion Papers 0116, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada - IPEA.
  • Handle: RePEc:ipe:ipetds:0116

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