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Introduction

Bernt P. Stigum

in Econometrics in a Formal Science of Economics: Theory and the Measurement of Economic Relations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028585
eISBN:
9780262323109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028585.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Chapter I begins by describing the salient parts of a formal science of economics that the author has put together in this book and in earlier works (B.P. Stigum 1990 and 2003). The parts comprise a ... More


Theory-Data Confrontations with Time-Series Data

Bernt P. Stigum

in Econometrics in a Formal Science of Economics: Theory and the Measurement of Economic Relations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028585
eISBN:
9780262323109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028585.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Chapter VI begins with a discussion of the axioms of a formal theory-data confrontation in which the data appear as vector-valued sequences of observations of a vector-valued random process. Then it ... More


A Vision of a Science of Economics

Bernt P. Stigum

in Econometrics in a Formal Science of Economics: Theory and the Measurement of Economic Relations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028585
eISBN:
9780262323109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028585.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The chapter presents Ragnar Frisch and Trygve Haavelmo’s vision of a science of economics, explicates in simple terms the meaning of a formal theory-data confrontation, and describes and resolves an ... More


A Cross-Section Analysis of an Economic Theory

Bernt P. Stigum

in Econometrics in a Formal Science of Economics: Theory and the Measurement of Economic Relations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028585
eISBN:
9780262323109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028585.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Chapter V begins with a discussion of formal theory-data confrontations in which the sample population plays a significant role. The formalism differs from the theory-data confrontations in Chapters ... More


Analysis of Positively Valued Economic Time Series

Bernt P. Stigum

in Econometrics in a Formal Science of Economics: Theory and the Measurement of Economic Relations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028585
eISBN:
9780262323109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028585.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Chapter VII has two purposes. One is to study the methodological problems that arise in analysing positively valued time series in foreign exchange. The other is to contrast the analysis of time ... More


Empirical Relevance

Bernt P. Stigum

in Econometrics in a Formal Science of Economics: Theory and the Measurement of Economic Relations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028585
eISBN:
9780262323109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028585.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Chapter III explains and illustrates what it means for an economic theory to be empirically relevant. A theory’s empirical relevance depends on the empirical context in which it is tested and on the ... More


Qualitative Response Models

Bernt P. Stigum

in Econometrics in a Formal Science of Economics: Theory and the Measurement of Economic Relations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028585
eISBN:
9780262323109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028585.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Chapter IV discusseseconometric analyses of qualitative response models. A qualitative response model is an econometric modelin which the dependent variable is either discrete or half continuous and ... More


Non-Linear Cointegration in Foreign Exchange

Bernt P. Stigum

in Econometrics in a Formal Science of Economics: Theory and the Measurement of Economic Relations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028585
eISBN:
9780262323109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028585.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Chapter VIII presents a novel mathematical theory of non-linear cointegration among second-order random processes. It begins by explaining why the accepted characterization of integrated second-order ... More


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