Estimation of Simultaneous Equation Models with Error Components Structure

  • Jayalakshmi Krishnakumar

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 312)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-X
  2. Jayalakshmi Krishnakumar
    Pages 1-5
  3. Jayalakshmi Krishnakumar
    Pages 6-46
  4. Jayalakshmi Krishnakumar
    Pages 120-169
  5. Jayalakshmi Krishnakumar
    Pages 170-204
  6. Jayalakshmi Krishnakumar
    Pages 307-345
  7. Jayalakshmi Krishnakumar
    Pages 346-352
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 353-363

About this book


Economists can rarely perform controlled experiments to generate data. Existing information in the form of real-life observations simply has to be utilized in the best possible way. Given this, it is advantageous to make use of the increasing availability and accessibility of combinations of time-series and cross-sectional data in the estimation of economic models. But such data call for a new methodology of estimation and hence for the development of new econometric models. This book proposes one such new model which introduces error components in a system of simultaneous equations to take into account the temporal and cross-sectional heterogeneity of panel data. After a substantial survey of panel data models, the newly proposed model is presented in detail and indirect estimations, full information and limited information estimations, and estimations with and without the assumption of normal distribution errors. These estimation methods are then applied using a computer to estimate a model of residential electricity demand using data on American households. The results are analysed both from an economic and from a statistical point of view.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Jayalakshmi Krishnakumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of EconometricsUniversity of GenevaGeneva 4Switzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-50031-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-45647-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8442
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