Sequential Methods in Model Construction
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"Inl statistical inference proper, the model is never questioned. . . . The methods of mathematical statistics do not provide us with a means of specifying the model." 1 Few would question the profundity of the above quotes. Yet in practice the methodological dictum contained therein is invariably violated.
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James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Economics
Professor Wallace’s most recent endeavor was the completion of a textbook covering general knowledge within his field. The book was Econometrics: An Introduction, written in collaboration with his former student, Lew Silver. As a researcher, his investigations explored such variables as human capital accumulation, linear restrictions in regression, time series data, multicollinearity and low-order moments in stable lag distribution, fertility and replacement, full time schooling, the mean squa