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The Bias of Elasticity Estimtors in Linear Regression: Some Analytic Results

Qian Chen and David Giles ()

No 517, Econometrics Working Papers from Department of Economics, University of Victoria

Abstract: Using small-disturbance expansions, we derive analytic expressions for the bias of the OLS estimator an elasticity in a linear model, both at an individual sample point and at the sample mean. The magnitudes of these biases are illustrated with Australian expenditure data.

Keywords: Elasticity; bias; small-distrurbance asymptotics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C14 C20 D12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2005-12-22
Note: ISSN 1485-6441
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