Least Absolute Deviation Estimation of Multi-Equation Linear Econometric Models: A Study Based on Monte Carlo Experiments
Sudhanshu K. Mishra
North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU)
North Eastern Hill University - Economics
October 5, 2003
NEHU Economics Working Paper No. skm/02
We investigate into the simulated (Monte Carlo) performance of some LAD-based estimators vis-a-vis that of the LS-based estimators for multi-equation linear econometric models of various error specifications - such as Normal, Cauchy, Gamma, Beta1 and Beta2 - in presence of outliers different in number and size. It is found that in case of models with non-normal disturbances or outlier-infested disturbances, LAD-based estimators outperform the LS-based estimators. In particular, findings on relative performance of Khazzoom (Generalized Indirect Least Squares - GILS) estimator and its LAD variant, Amemiya estimator and LAD-LAD estimator are illuminating.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 23
Keywords: Multi-equation linear econometric models, Monte Carlo simulation, LAD estimator, Least absolute deviation estimation, Khazzoom estimator, Amemiya estimator, Outliers, Cauchy distribution
JEL Classification: C13, C15, C16, C39working papers series
Date posted: November 15, 2003
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