Flashcards in Term 1 Deck (56)

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## What are the implications of a statistical relationship?

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A causes B

B causes A

A 3rd variable causes both

Random occurrence

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## What does the stochastic error include?

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Other explanatory variables (X1, X2..) that are missing

Measurement error

Incorrect functional form

Random and unpredictable occurrences

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## What does a hat above a variable indicate?

### It must be estimated

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## How do you calculate the residual and error term

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e=Y-YHat

E=Y-E(Y|X)

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## How do you illustrate the residual and error term?

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Difference between sample line and point is residual

Difference between point and true line is error

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## How do you estimate a value of B1 using OLS?

### Sum(X-XBar)(Y-YBAR)/SUM(X-XBAR)^2

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## How do you estimate a value of B0 using OLS?

### YBar-B1X

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## How do you calculate TSS?

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Sum(Y-YBar)^2

TSS=ESS+RSS

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## How do you calculate ESS/?

### Sum(Yhat-Ybar)^2

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## How do you calculate RSS/

### Sum(e^2)

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## How do you calculate R^2?

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ESS/TSS

OR

1-RSS/TSS

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## What is the DOF?

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The number of observations (N) - Number of coefficients (K)

N-K

N-K-1 for intercept

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## How do you calculate Adjusted R^2

### (RSS/N-K-1)/(TSS/N-1)

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## How can you calculate the correlation coefficient r?

### Root R^2

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## What are the steps of applied regression?

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0.5 Choose the dependant variable

1. Review the literature and develop a theoretical model

2. Specify the model - expected signs

3. Hypothesise the expected signs and coefficents

4. Collect Data, Inspect and Clean

5. Estimate, evaluate and analyse the equation

6. Document the Results

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## What is the sampling distribution of Bhat?

### The variety of Bhat you get from different samples

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## How can the mean reveal bias?

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An estimated BHat should have an expected value of B

E(βHat)=β

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## What are the classical assumptions of OLS? (1-4)

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The regression model is linear, is correctly specified, and has an additive error term

The error term has a zero population mean

All explanatory variables are uncorrelated with the error term

Observations of the error term are uncorrelated with each other (no serial correlation)

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## What are the classical assumptions of OLS? (5-7)

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The error term has a constant variance (no heteroskedasticity)

No explanatory variable is a perfect linear function of any other explanatory variable(s) (no perfect multicollinearity)

The error term is normally distributed (this assumption is optional but usually is invoked)

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## If the classical assumptions are met., what can be said?

### OLS will provide the Best Linear Unbiased Linear Estimator (BLUE)

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## What is the formula for the T-Test?

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T=(Bk-BH0)/SE(BK)

Bk is the coefficient

Bho is the null, usually 0

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## How do you calculate the variance of an estimation?

### =Sum(e^2)/N-2

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## How do you calculate the variance and SE of a coefficent?

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VAR(B)=VAR/SUm(X-Xbar)^2

Root for SE

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## How do you calculate a confidence interval?

### B +- Tc*SE(B)

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## What are the limitations of the T-Test?

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Does not consider theoretical validity

Does not test importance

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## What are the three potential specificaiton errors?

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Independent variables

Functional Form

Form of the stochastic error term

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## What is the effect of omitting a revlevant variable?

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It cannot be held constant therefore biases other coefficents

Violates CA-3

Correlates with error term

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## What is the effect of an irrelevant variable?

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Does not cause bias

Will increase variance and hence t-scores

Will reduce adjusted R^2

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## What is the four criteria to test whether a variable belongs?

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Theory: Is the variables place theoretically sound

t-Test: Is the variables estimated coefficient significant in the expected direction

Adjusted R^2: Does the overall fit of the equation improve when the variable is added

Bias: Do other variables coefficients change significantly when the variable is added

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