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st: RE: seemingly unrelated regression

From   "Vincent, David" <>
To   "" <>
Subject   st: RE: seemingly unrelated regression
Date   Mon, 29 Jun 2009 18:56:37 +0000

Hi Jim,

The SUR method allows for contemporaneous correlation between the error terms in each equation and is more efficient than simple OLS. To consistently estimate the cross equation correlation's you need time series data for each of the dependent variables. It is true that SUR and OLS are the equivalent when each equation contains the same regressors but this is not the case when there are cross equation restrictions on the parameters. For more info see any intermediate econometrics text.


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From: James Unnever <>
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2009 2:35 PM
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Subject: st: seemingly unrelated regression

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