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Nonparametric regression with spatially dependent data


  • Stefano Magrini

    () (Department of Economics, University Of Venice C� Foscari)

  • Margherita Gerolimetto

    () (University Of Venice C� Foscari)


In this paper we present a new procedure for nonparametric regression in case of spatially dependent data. In particular, we extend usual local linear regression (along the lines of Martins-Filho and Yao, 2009) and propose a two-step method where information on spatial dependence is incorporated in the error covariance matrix, estimated nonparametrically. The finite sample performance of our proposed procedure is then shown via Monte Carlo simulations for various data generating processes.

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  • Stefano Magrini & Margherita Gerolimetto, 2009. "Nonparametric regression with spatially dependent data," Working Papers 2009_20, Department of Economics, University of Venice "Ca' Foscari".
  • Handle: RePEc:ven:wpaper:2009_20

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    nonparametric smoothing; spatial dependence;

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    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models

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