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Structural Models, Information and Inherited Restrictions

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  • Andrew J. Buck

    () (Department of Economics, Temple University)

  • George M. Lady

    () (Department of Economics, Temple University)

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The derived structural estimates of the system beta Y = gamma Z | delta U impose identifying restrictions on the reduced form estimates ex post. Some or all of the derived structural estimates are presented as evidence of the model’s efficacy. In fact, the reduced form inherits a great deal of information from the structure’s restrictions and hypothesized sign patterns, limiting the allowable signs for the reduced form. A method for measuring a structural model’s statistical information content is proposed. Further, the paper develops a method for enumerating the allowable reduced form outcomes which can be used to falsify the proposed model independently of significant coefficients found for the structural relations.

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  • Andrew J. Buck & George M. Lady, 2011. "Structural Models, Information and Inherited Restrictions," DETU Working Papers 1103, Department of Economics, Temple University.
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    1. Andrew J. Buck & George M. Lady, 2015. "A New Approach to Model Verification, Falsification and Selection," Econometrics, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 3(3), pages 1-28, June.
    2. Andrew J. Buck & George M. Lady, 2016. "Estimating a Falsified Model," DETU Working Papers 1601, Department of Economics, Temple University.
    3. Andrew J. Buck & George M. Lady, 2015. "Estimating a Falsified Model: Some Impossibility Theorems," DETU Working Papers 1506, Department of Economics, Temple University.

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    Keywords

    Qualitative Analysis; Structural Form; Reduced Form; Identification; Model Falsification; Entropy;

    JEL classification:

    • C15 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Statistical Simulation Methods: General
    • C18 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Methodolical Issues: General
    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection

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