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The Properties of Automatic Gets Modelling

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  • David Hendry

    () (Dept of Economics and Nuffield College, Oxford University)

  • Hans-Martin Krolzig

    () (Department of Economics, and Nuffield College, Oxford University)

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We examine the properties of automatic model selection, as embodied in PcGets, and evaluate its performance across different (unknown) states of nature. After describing the basic algorithm and some recent changes, we discuss the consistency of its selection procedures, then examine the extent to which model selection is non-distortionary at relevant sample sizes. The problems posed in judging performance on collinear data are noted. The conclusion notes how PcGets can handle more variables than observations, and hence how it can tackle non-linear models.

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  • David Hendry & Hans-Martin Krolzig, 2003. "The Properties of Automatic Gets Modelling," Economics Papers 2003-W14, Economics Group, Nuffield College, University of Oxford.
  • Handle: RePEc:nuf:econwp:0314
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    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes

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