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Re: st: How to predict in mixed level linear regression when key predictor variable is previous years result

From   Yuval Arbel <>
Subject   Re: st: How to predict in mixed level linear regression when key predictor variable is previous years result
Date   Sun, 27 Nov 2011 02:15:12 -0800


If the estimated b3 in your model is between -1 and 1 you might be
able to calculate the long-run multiplier. I suggest you take a look
at econometric textbooks that deal with lagged dependent variables and
particularly the geometric-lag model.You should also take a look at
VAR models and Impulse-Response functions - I believe this is what you

The literature on this subject of time-series analysis is growing at
exponential rate.
If you are somewhat familar with matrix algebra you may take a look at:

Johnston and Dinardo, Econometric Methods, 4th Edition: Chapter 9 -
starting from p. 287. In addition, in Appendix A, starting from p. 455
you have a repitition on matrix algebra and particularly look on pages
476-484. This material is necessary to understand the Johansen
coitegration test of the VAR model

Here are also two of my papers in which I use the VAR model (in the
first part of the paper) and geometrical-lag model:

Arbel, Yuval; Ben Shahar,Danny; Gabriel, Stuart  and Yossef Tobol:
"The Local Cost of Terror: Effects of the Second Palestinian Intifada
on Jerusalem House Prices".Regional Science and Urban Economics (2010)
40:  415-426

Arbel, Yuval; Ben Shahar,Danny; and Eyal Sulganik: "Mean Reversion and
Momentum: Another Look at the Price-Volume Correlation in Real Estate
Markets" Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics (2009) 39:

In addition, if you have several countries - you might want to make a
panel data analysis. Again, you should take a look at econometric
textbooks. Again, a subject with a literature that grows at
exponential rate, and here you can also take a look at Johnston and

On 11/27/11, Hunter Paul Prof (MED) <> wrote:
> Dear all
> I am trying to predict the results of a mixed level linear regression model
> of time series
> I have time series data from several countries and have developed a mixed
> level linear regression model with country as the level variable as follows
> Z= a+ b1*Year +b2*X+b3*Z(in previous year)
> Now I can use
> predict Pred_X, fitted level( country)
> to get good predictions of Z up to the year after I have measured data for Z
> so have Z(in previous year). How can I predict further into the future?
> Best Wishes
> Paul
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Dr. Yuval Arbel
School of Business
Carmel Academic Center
4 Shaar Palmer Street, Haifa, Israel
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