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1 ECONOMETRICS I CHAPTER 3: TWO VARIABLE REGRESSION MODEL: THE PROBLEM OF ESTIMATION Textbook: Damodar N. Gujarati (2004) Basic Econometrics, 4th edition, The McGraw-Hill Companies

2 3.1 THE METHOD OF ORDINARY LEAST SQUARES PRF: SRF: How is SRF determined? We do not minimize the sum of the residuals! Why not?

3 Least squares criterion

4 3.1 THE METHOD OF ORDINARY LEAST SQUARES We adopt the least-squares criterion We want to minimize the sum of the squared residuals. This sum is a function of estimated parameters: Normal equations:

5 3.1 THE METHOD OF ORDINARY LEAST SQUARES Solving the normal equations simultaneously, we obtain the following: Beta2-hat can be alternatively expressed as the following:

6 Three Statistical Properties of OLS Estimators I. The OLS estimators are expressed solely in terms of the observable quantities (i.e. X and Y). Therefore they can easily be computed. II. They are point estimators (not interval estimators). Given the sample, each estimator provide only a single (point) value of the relevant population parameter. III.Once the OLS estimates are obtained from the sample data, the sample regression line can be easily obtained.

7 The properties of the regression line 1.It passes through the sample means of Y and X.

8 The properties of the regression line 2.

9 The properties of the regression line 3. The mean value of the residuals is zero.

10 The properties of the regression line 4. 5.

11 3.2 The Classical Linear Regression Model: The Assumptions Underlying the Method of Least Squares

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21 Example of perfect multicollinearity: X 1 = 2X 2 +X 3 YX1X1 X2X2 X3X

22 PRECISION OR STANDARD ERRORS OF LEAST SQUARES ESTIMATES var: variance se: standard error : the constant homoscedastic variance of ui : the standard error of the estimate : OLS estimator of

23 Gauss – Markov Theorem An estimator, say the OLS estimator, is said to be a best linear unbiased estimator (BLUE) of β 2 if the following hold:

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25 The coefficient of determination r 2 TSS: total sum of squares ESS: explained sum of squares RSS: residual sum of squares

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27 The coefficient of determination r 2 The quantity r 2 thus defined is known as the (sample) coefficient of determination and is the most commonly used measure of the goodness of fit of a regression line. Verbally, r 2 measures the proportion or percentage of the total variation in Y explained by the regression model.

28 The coefficient of determination r 2

29 The coefficient of determination r 2

30 The coefficient of correlation r r is the sample correlation coeffient

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32 Some of the properties of r

33 Homework Study the numerical example on pages There will be questions on the midterm exam similar to the ones in this example. Data on page 88:

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