Special Issue "Econometric Model Selection"


A special issue of Econometrics (ISSN 2225-1146).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Tomohiro Ando

Graduate School of Business Administration Keio University, 4-1-1 Hiyoshi, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, 223-8526, Japan
Website: http://www.kbs.keio.ac.jp/en/faculty/ando_t.html
Fax: +81 45 562 3502
Interests: bayesian econometrics; economic forecasting; financial econometrics; high-dimensional modeling; model selection; Monte Carlo simulation; supply and demand analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Model selection is fundamental part of the econometric modeling process. In principle, the econometric modeling is straightforward. Econometricians express their theoretical concepts and beliefs by specifying the structure of economic models. Parameter estimation is then implemented based on some inference procedures, including the maximum likelihood methods, generalized method of moments, Bayesian estimation, and so on. The results are then used for the decision making, forecasting, stochastic structure explorations and many other problems.
Usually, the quality of these solutions depends on the goodness of the constructed econometric models. More specifically, a range of different econometric model specifications can be considered and then an optimal model needs to be determined from a set of candidate econometric models. Together with the recent developments in information technology that permit the collection of high-dimensional data, this special issue will focus on econometric model selection theories and applications concerning the econometric analysis of high dimensional data.

The following list of potential topics is provided to stimulate ideas. Authors are not restricted to this list, but submissions must advance econometric modeling procedures and open new doors to applications.

Prof. Dr. Tomohiro Ando
Guest Editor


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  • bayesian models
  • consistency of model selection methods
  • empirical likelihood
  • econometric modeling
  • information criteria
  • moment restriction models
  • model averaging and uncertainty
  • model mis-specification
  • shrinkage methods
  • regularization

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Econometrics 2013, 1(3), 236-248; doi:10.3390/econometrics1030236
Received: 6 August 2013 / Revised: 28 October 2013 / Accepted: 7 November 2013 / Published: 18 November 2013
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p. 157-179
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Econometrics 2013, 1(2), 157-179; doi:10.3390/econometrics1020157
Received: 27 June 2013 / Revised: 17 July 2013 / Accepted: 13 September 2013 / Published: 20 September 2013
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Econometrics 2013, 1(2), 141-156; doi:10.3390/econometrics1020141
Received: 13 May 2013 / Revised: 26 June 2013 / Accepted: 27 June 2013 / Published: 3 July 2013
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Econometrics 2013, 1(1), 1-31; doi:10.3390/econometrics1010001
Received: 15 January 2013 / Revised: 9 March 2013 / Accepted: 14 March 2013 / Published: 4 April 2013
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