Estimating outcomes in the presence of endogeneity and measurement error with an application to R&D

De Silva, Dakshina and Hubbard, Timothy and Schiller, Anita and Tsionas, Mike (2023) Estimating outcomes in the presence of endogeneity and measurement error with an application to R&D. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 88. pp. 278-294.

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Abstract

We adopt a Bayesian econometric technique to address issues of endogeneity and measurement error when estimating outcomes while also tackling censoring. We motivate our study based on the theoretical framework laid out by Dasgupta and Stiglitz [1980] to highlight the endogeneity issue by investigating the relationship between market structure and innovation. We apply our method to estimate the R&D expenditures for Chinese manufacturing firms to highlight the importance of the econometric issues. Reduced-form results suggest a nonlinear relationship between market concentration and R&D expenditures, while our approach suggests a strictly positive relationship consistent with canonical theoretical models built on oligopolistic competition.

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Journal Article
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Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance
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?? measurement errorendogeneitybayesian methodsmarkov chainresearch and developmentno - not fundednoc11c13o30 ??
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186856
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Deposited On:
17 Feb 2023 12:45
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Yes
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27 Jun 2024 00:49