Essays on bayesian and classical econometrics with small samples

by Jarocinski, Marek

Abstract (Summary)
Abstract This thesis deals with the problems of econometric estimation with small samples, in the contexts of monetary VARs and growth empirics. First, it shows how to improve structural VAR analysis on short datasets. The first chapter adapts the exchangeable prior specification to the VAR context, and obtains new findings about monetary transmission in New Member States. The second chapter proposes a prior on initial growth rates of modeled variables, which tackles the Classical small-sample bias in time series, and reconciles Bayesian and Classical points of view on time series estimation. The third chapter studies the effect of measurement error in income data on growth empirics, and shows that econometric procedures which are robust to model uncertainty are very sensitive to measurement error of the plausible size and properties.
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Marcet Torrents, Albert

School:Universitat Pompeu Fabra

School Location:Spain

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:economia i empresa


Date of Publication:06/15/2006

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