2018Review-1.pdf - MFIN 6603(A&B Review Problems 1 Aydede/Dar Question 1 Consider a sample of size N on variables X and Y Establish whether each of the

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MFIN 6603 (A &B) Aydede/Dar Review Problems 1 October 31, 2018 Question 1 Consider a sample of size N on variables X and Y. Establish whether each of the following is TRUE or FALSE. i. If the constants a and b are the sample means of X and Y respectively, (x i a)(y i b)= x i y i nab. ii. Under the conditions stated in ii ., Σ(x i a) = Σ(y i b) = 0. iii . (x i a) 2 = x i 2 Na 2 only if a is the sample mean of X. iv. ax i / a = . v. a i x i / a i = x i . vi. cov(a + bX+ cZ, Y)= b cov(X,Y) + c cov(Z,Y) Question 2 Suppose X and Y are two random variables for whom E(X)=5, E(Y)=2, var(X)=10, var(Y)=20, and cov(X,Y)=5. Consider then the following two linear functions of X and Y: A=2X + Y and B=X-2Y. (i) Find the means and variances of A and B, and show that E(AB)= 2E(X 2 )-2E(Y 2 ) -3E(XY). (iii) Suppose X*=10 +2X and Y*=10-2Y, find cov(X*,Y*). Question 3 The table below gives the joint probability distribution of two important macroeconomic aggregates: the investment rate X (the amount of investment in physical capital relative to GDP), and the growth rate of the economy Y, measured by the rate of growth of real GDP, both in percent. GDP Growth Rate Y (%) Investment Rate X (%) -2 0 5 10 5 0.10 0.10 0 0 10 0.01 0.08 0.10 0.05 20 0 0.04 0.10 0.10 30 0 0 0.12 0.20 A. Find the marginal distributions, and then calculate the means and variances of X and Y. B. Determine the conditional distributions of growth f(Y|X) and then calculate their means. What conclusion (if any) can you draw from the conditional means?) C. Find the covariance ( σ̂ xy
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