Size and Power of the RESET Test as Applied to Systems of Equations: A Bootstrap Approach

By Ghazi Shukur and Panagiotis Mantalos .

Abstract: The size and power of various generalization of the RESET test for functional misspecification are investigated, using the "Bootsrap critical values", in systems ranging from one to ten equations. The properties of 8 versions of the test are studied using Monte Carlo methods. The results are then compared with another study of Shukur and Edgerton (1997), in which they used the asymptotic critical values instead. In our study, we find that all the tests exhibits correct size even in large systems. The power of the test is low, however, when the number of equations grows and the correlation between the omitted variables and the RESET proxies is small.

Key Words: RESET, Systems of Equations, Bootstrap

Authors:
Ghazi Shukur, Ghazi.shukur@ihh.hj.se
Panagiotis Mantalos, PM@stat.lu.se

Editor: Nedret Billor , nbillor@mail.cu.edu.tr

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