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By Peter Kennedy

This is often definitely the right (and crucial) complement for all econometrics classes--from a rigorous first undergraduate direction, to a primary master's, to a PhD course.

* Explains what's going in textbooks choked with proofs and formulation
* bargains instinct, skepticism, insights, humor, and useful suggestion (dos and don’ts)
* includes new chapters that disguise instrumental variables and computational concerns
* contains additional info on GMM, nonparametrics, and an advent to wavelets

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This point will become apparent in the following chapters. 5 Or Student's t-distribution can be used as a small sample correction. Principles of Neural Model Identification, Selection and Adequacy 34 being less than or equal to a threshold suggested by experience or theoretical arguments). The outcome of these hypothesis tests is, to a degree, subject to possible functional dependencies between the explanatory variables, with the underlying assumption being that the variables are independent. In practice, however, this assumption can be easily violated, thus affecting the significance of the tests performed.

The model g A(x; w 0) will be called the best approximating model for the family SA and the loss function L(w)l. We will call this the empirical loss, and we will denote it as Ln(w), a consistent estimator of L(w). 8 1 The terminology introduced here was borrowed from (Linhart and Zucchini, 1986). 26 Principles of Neural Model Identification, Selection and Adequacy 7:1 . where Zi belongs to the training sample Dn = {xi' Yi } It can be shown that as the size of the training sample tends to infinity, Ln(w) converges to L(w).

2 23 Neural Model Identification 9 = y(net) k r2lI net -L.. - ~ wI o+ . •. i~ ...... wl21+1 ... wl~l 11) . .. } [ 1) . • • •.. , 01 are the outputs of the hidden units calculated as OJ = y(netj) and netj =L~lWJXj + J~l+ l,j is the total inputto the hidden units. 9= y(net) is the network forecast for the input vector (Xl, X2, ••• ,xml, net =Lj=l~ will where gJ. e. ). , wp)T. The elements of this vector are usually referred to as weights. For a single-hidden-Iayer architecture, the number of hidden units A.

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