An Information Theoretic Approach to Econometrics by George G. Judge

By George G. Judge

This e-book is meant to supply the reader with an organization conceptual and empirical realizing of uncomplicated information-theoretic econometric types and techniques. simply because so much facts are observational, practitioners paintings with oblique noisy observations and ill-posed econometric types within the kind of stochastic inverse difficulties. for that reason, conventional econometric equipment in lots of situations aren't appropriate for answering a few of the quantitative questions that analysts desire to ask. After preliminary chapters take care of parametric and semiparametric linear chance types, the point of interest turns to fixing nonparametric stochastic inverse difficulties. In succeeding chapters, a relations of strength divergence measure-likelihood services are brought for a number conventional and nontraditional econometric-model difficulties. eventually, inside of both an empirical greatest chance or loss context, Ron C. Mittelhammer and George G. pass judgement on recommend a foundation for selecting a member of the divergence relations

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18 Formulation and Analysis of Parametric and Semiparametric Linear Models The concept of minimizing a random variable, s(β, Y, x), through the choice of β, is not a standard minimization problem. However, we can minimize the outcome s(β, y, x) for every possible contingency for the outcome y of Y, which is a standard minimization problem. 5) ˜ y, x) ∀ y ⇒ PY (s( b, s( b, where b˜ is any other choice of estimates. Thus, we can state that choosing ˆ x), ˆ , minimizes the random LS objective function, s(β, Y, such an estimator, β and thus minimizes the sum of squared prediction errors, with probability 1.

1). 2). 1 The Squared Error Metric and the Least Squares (LS) Principle The least squares (LS) principle for providing a solution to the semiparametric general linear model dates back to Gauss, Laplace, and Legendre in the early nineteenth century. 2) with respect to the choice of β. One supporting argument for use of the metric is based on the following simple reasoning. Letting β0 denote the true value of the parameter vector, the linear semiparametric model characteristics imply that E [s(β, Y, x)] = n−1 E [(Y − xβ0 + xβ0 − xβ) (Y − xβ0 + xβ0 − xβ)] = σ 2 + (β0 − β) (n−1 x x)(β0 − β).

Confidence region estimators can be defined in the usual way based on duality with hypothesis testing procedures (see Mittelhammer, Judge, and Miller [2000, pp. 144–153]). 4 Summary and Forward: E Estimators As the reader likely has already surmised, once the available information about the data sampling process is specified, the next question in the use of E estimation concerns the estimation criterion-objective to use in recovering the unknown parameters from the sample data. This suggests that a general method of defining estimators is through the definition of estimation metrics or estimation objective functions.

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