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With or Without U? - The appropriate test for a U shaped relationship

Jo Lind () and Halvor Mehlum ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: Non-linear relationships are common in economic theory, and such relationships are also frequently tested empirically. We argue that the usual test of non-linear relationships is flawed, and derive the appropriate test for a U shaped relationship. Our test gives the exact necessary and sufficient conditions for the test of a U shape in both finite samples and for a large class of models.

Keywords: U shape; hypothesis test; Kuznets curve; Fieller interval (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C12 C20 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2007-09-10
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Journal Article: With or Without U? The Appropriate Test for a U‐Shaped Relationship* (2010) Downloads
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