In regression analysis, model misspecification can produce spurious spatial correlation in the residuals. By means of Monte Carlo simulations, I show that the RESET test can help to disentangle this conundrum in large samples. Small samples can pose a serious challenge to finding the correct model.
In the present paper the link between renewable energy generation and imports dynamics is explored in import demand equations. We find that renewable energy generation reduces import growth. The results display a considerable robustness across estimation methods and model specifications. The present paper investigates the connection between renewable energy… (More)
Tests are offered for the hypotheses that sectoral average profit rates and incremental return rates are gravitating around or converging towards a common value. We study data for various OECD countries relying on an econometric method able to account for residual autocorrelation and cross-sector correlation. Our null hypotheses receive only a mixed… (More)
Regional patterns of inflation persistence have received attention only at a very coarse level of territorial disaggregation, that of EMU member states. However economic disparities within EMU member states are an equally important policy issue. This paper considers a country with a large regional divide, i.e., Italy, at a fine level of territorial… (More)
A panel data approach to price-value correlations Abstract Resorting to stationary and non-stationary panel data econometrics we o¤er tests for "Ricardo's 93% theory of value" for 10 OECD countries over di¤erent time ranges. The theory does not …nd empirical support. unit root tests, panel cointegration tests.
1 The author would like to thank a referee for insightful comments. Abstract The hypotheses of sectoral return rates on regulating capital either gravitating around or converging towards a common value is tested on data for various OECD countries by adopting two panel varying coefficient approaches. Our null hypotheses receive some empirical support, that… (More)
We consider the effect of money illusion-defined referring to Stevens' ratio estimation function-on the long-run Phillips curve in an otherwise standard New Keynesian model of sticky wages. We show that if households under-perceive real economic variables, negative money non-superneutralities will become more severe. On the contrary, if households… (More)
Small sections of the text, not exceeding three paragraphs, can be used provided proper acknowledgement is given. The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA) was established in March 2007. RCEA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to independent research in Applied and Theoretical Economics and related fields. RCEA organizes seminars and… (More)