IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Testing Recursiveness in a Triangular Simultaneous Equation Model


  • Holly, Albert


In applied work in macroeconomics using simultaneous equation systems relationships between variables are sometimes described by means of a triangular model. However, in a simultaneous equation sprit the a priori assumption of full recursivity is typically not made. The purpose of this paper is to suggest a recursiveness test for models which are already written in a triangular form. It is a score test (Rao (1948)) applied to the concentrated likelihood function, which is equivalent to Neyman's C test (1959). As indicated in Holly (1978) this type of procedure is quite general and can be applied to a large variety of test model specif9cation. It is based on estimators of the model under null hypothesis, which are, in the particular case of the recursity test the O.L.S. estimators of each structural equation.

Suggested Citation

  • Holly, Albert, 1979. "Testing Recursiveness in a Triangular Simultaneous Equation Model," The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) 154, University of Warwick, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:wrk:warwec:154

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:wrk:warwec:154. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Margaret Nash). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.