By Iain Begg, Brian Henry
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About 20% of the long-run equations are significantly cointegrating on this test; it is assumed that the remainder can be treated as such, even though they do not pass the test. Test for exogeneity in the long-run equations The Wu-Hausman test of exogeneity is a test to check that the instruments in an instrumental variable regression are not correlated with the residuals. e. that there is no correlation, so a significant test indicates the existence of simultaneity. A very small number of equations fail the test.
Very few of the equations, about 3%, fail the test. 3 Calibration in CGE models The treatment of data in CGE models is quite different. The database of GREEN is one set of cross-section information for a base year, usually 1985, including input-output tables and data from social accounting matrices (Burniaux et al, 1992, pp. 49-51). Although some parameters such as input-output coefficients can be calculated directly for the base year, most are imposed by the model-builder or come with the GAMS software used to build and solve the models.
The table gives two averaged estimates of goodness of fit for the estimated dynamic equations. The first is the Generalised R2 for the instrumental variable estimates, as proposed by Pesaran and Smith (1994), calculated by Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) of the dependent variable on the predicted variables from the regression of each of the variables on the 24 Terry Barker instruments; and the second is the Generalised R2 adjusted for degrees of freedom. These results come at a stage before the construction and testing of the model have been completed.
Applied Economics and Public Policy (Department of Applied Economics Occasional Papers) by Iain Begg, Brian Henry