The Bias of Elasticity Estimtors in Linear Regression: Some Analytic Results
Using small-disturbance expansions, we derive analytic expressions for the bias of the OLS estimator an elasticity in a linear model, both at an individual sample point and at the sample mean. The magnitudes of these biases are illustrated with Australian expenditure data.
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