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Statistical Tests of the Rank of a Matrix and Their Applications in Econometric Modelling

  • Gonzalo Camba-Mendez

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    (European Central Bank)

  • George Kapetanios

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    (Queen Mary, University of London)

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    Testing the rank of a matrix of estimated parameters is key in a large variety of econometric modelling scenarios. This paper describes general methods to test for the rank of a matrix, and provides details on a variety of modelling scenarios in the econometrics literature where these tests are required.

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    Paper provided by Queen Mary University of London, School of Economics and Finance in its series Working Papers with number 541.

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    Date of creation: May 2005
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