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Four Essays in Econometrics and Macroeconomics
Chapter 1 proposes simple and robust diagnostic tests for spatial dependence, specifically for spatial error autocorrelation and spatial lag dependence. The idea of our tests is to reformulate the testing problem such that ...
Fiscal News, Uncertainty, and the Business Cycle
The recent "Great Recession" has thrown macroeconomic research into a state of disarray and has clearly shown the need to go beyond traditional business cycle explanations. However, many of the recently proposed business ...