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    Revisiting the Great Ratios Hypothesis

    Chudik, A. and Pesaran, M.H. and Smith, Ron P. (2023) Revisiting the Great Ratios Hypothesis. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics , ISSN 0305-9049.

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    Abstract

    Kaldor called the constancy of certain ratios stylized facts, Klein and Kosobud called them great ratios. While they often appear in theoretical models, the empirical literature finds little evidence for them, perhaps because the procedures used cannot deal with lack of co-integration, two-way causality, and cross-country error dependence. We propose a new system pooled mean group estimator that can deal with these features. Monte Carlo results show it performs well compared with other estimators, and using it on a dataset over 150 years and 17 countries, we find support for five of the seven ratios considered

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Research Centres and Institutes: Applied Macroeconomics, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Ron Smith
    Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2023 12:41
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:21
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/51631

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