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Unformatted text preview: 1 Model Specification We do not know from economic theory which regressors should be included in a multiple regression. This choice is a form of hypothesis testing We distinguish between nested and nonnested models Model 1 Y = + X + Z + U 1 Model 2 Y = + X + U 2 Model 3 Y = + Z + U 3 Model 3 is special case of Model 1 (with = 0), so it is nested in Model 1  so is Model 2 But Models 2 and 3 are not nested  methods for choice between such nonnested models beyond scope of this course Individual significance tests in multiple regression models To test the significance of a single coefficient H : = 0 H 1 : use t[ e ] = e /SE( e ) as the test statistic To test whether coefficient has known value * H : = * H 1 : * use t * = ( e * )/SE( e ), so to test H : = 1 use ( e 1)/SE( e ) All statistics have t NK distributions Joint significance tests in multiple regression Model 1 Y = + X + Z + W + U 1 H : = 0 and = 0 H 1 : 0 or 0 (or both) The regression corresponding to H is given by Model 2 Y = + W + U 2 Comparing the ANOVA tables for Model 1 and Model 2 SSE Model 1 / 2 ~ 2 (3) SSE Model 2 / 2 ~ 2 (1) 2 Hence we can show that (SSE M1 SSE M2 )/ 2 ~ 2 (2) The ANOVA table also implies SSR M1 / 2 ~ 2 (N  4) These results justify a test based on the Fstatistic F = {(SSE M1 SSE M2 )/2}/{SSR M1 /(N  4)} which has an F(2,N  4) distribution Because both models have the same SST, this is the same statistic as F = {(SSR M2 SSR M1 )/2}/{SSR M1 /(N  4)}...
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2012 for the course ECON 201 taught by Professor Cowell during the Spring '10 term at LSE.
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