Smooth coefficient estimation of a seemingly unrelated regression Academic Article uri icon


  • 2015 Elsevier B.V. This paper proposes estimation and inference for the semiparametric smooth coefficient seemingly unrelated regression model. We discuss the imposition of cross-equation restrictions which are required by economic theory as well as methods for data driven bandwidth selection. A test of correct functional form for the entire system of equations is also constructed. Asymptotic and finite sample results are given. We illustrate our estimator by applying it to a cost system for US commercial banks. Our results show that most of the banks are operating under increasing returns to scale, but that returns to scale decrease with bank size.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Henderson, D. J., Kumbhakar, S. C., Li, Q. i., & Parmeter, C. F.

citation count

  • 26

complete list of authors

  • Henderson, Daniel J||Kumbhakar, Subal C||Li, Qi||Parmeter, Christopher F

publication date

  • January 2015