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Why We Should Shift to Symmetric Regression

Rein Taagepera

in Making Social Sciences More Scientific: The Need for Predictive Models

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534661
eISBN:
9780191715921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534661.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

When data are scattered, Ordinary Least-Squares (OLS) regression produces two quite distinct regression lines – one for y versus x and another for x versus y – and both may differ appreciably from ... More


Business Forecasting and Credit Decisions

Hrishikes Bhattacharya

in Banking Strategy, Credit Appraisal, and Lending Decisions: A Risk–Return Framework

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198074106
eISBN:
9780199080861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074106.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter discusses one of the most reliable and commonly used techniques of business forecasting, and develops an appraisal methodology by applying this technique. Of the various statistical ... More


The Problem of Index Revisions

Robert J. Shiller

in Macro Markets: Creating Institutions for Managing Society's Largest Economic Risks

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294184
eISBN:
9780191596926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294182.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

Most published economic indices are revised after they are first published—information does not come in all at once, and timely publication dictates that the preliminary index numbers be later ... More


Why Growth Rates Differ, I

Maurice FitzGerald Scott

in A New View of Economic Growth

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198287421
eISBN:
9780191596872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198287429.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

A linear equation, in which growth of output is determined by the share of investment and the growth of quality‐adjusted employment, is derived from the model, and fitted by ordinary least squares ... More


Function Approximation

Masashi Sugiyama and Motoaki Kawanabe

in Machine Learning in Non-Stationary Environments: Introduction to Covariate Shift Adaptation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780262017091
eISBN:
9780262301220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017091.003.0002
Subject:
Computer Science, Machine Learning

This chapter discusses function learning methods under covariate shift. Ordinary empirical risk minimization learning is not consistent under covariate shift for misspecified models, and this ... More


From Sample to Population

in Introductory Econometrics: Intuition, Proof, and Practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772624
eISBN:
9780804777209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772624.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter discusses the reasons why we can generalize from what we observe in one sample to what we might expect in others. It defines the population, distinguishes between parameters and ... More


Estimation of Stationary Time Series Processes

M. Hashem Pesaran

in Time Series and Panel Data Econometrics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198736912
eISBN:
9780191800504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736912.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter begins with the problem of estimating the mean and autocovariances of a stationary process. It then considers the estimation of autoregressive and moving average processes as well as the ... More


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