Fiscal Federalism, Jurisdictional Competition, and the Size of Government: Appendix Nonspherical Errors and Data Heterogeneity Issues

  • Published 2014


Government spending models typically feature contemporaneously correlated error structures (Beck and Katz, 1995; Kittel and Winner, 2005; Plümper, Troeger and Manow, 2005). Therefore, most models report panel-corrected standard errors (PCSEs), which also correct for cross-section heteroskedasticity. Another possibility is a unit root in the dependent… (More)


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