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Estimation and inference under economic restrictions

Parmeter, CF, Sun, K, Henderson, DJ and Kumbhakar, SC 2014, 'Estimation and inference under economic restrictions' , Journal of Productivity Analysis, 41 (1) , pp. 111-129.

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Abstract

Estimation of economic relationships often requires imposition of constraints such as positivity or monotonicity on each observation. Methods to impose such constraints, however, vary depending upon the estimation technique employed. We describe a general methodology to impose (observation-specific) constraints for the class of linear regression estimators using a method known as constraint weighted bootstrapping. While this method has received attention in the nonparametric regression literature, we show how it can be applied for both parametric and nonparametric estimators. A benefit of this method is that imposing numerous constraints simultaneously can be performed seamlessly. We apply this method to Norwegian dairy farm data to estimate both unconstrained and constrained parametric and nonparametric models.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School > Business and Management Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Productivity Analysis
Publisher: Springer
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0895-562X
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr Kai Sun
Date Deposited: 29 May 2015 17:40
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2015 16:43
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/34563

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