This paper presents previous termanext term modified previous termLM test of spatial error components,next term which is shown to be previous termrobustnext term against distributional misspecifications and previous termspatialnext term layouts. The proposed previous termtestnext term differs from the previous termLM testnext term of Anselin (2001) by previous termanext term term in the denominators of the previous termtestnext term statistics. This term disappears when either the previous termerrorsnext term are normal, or the variance of the diagonal elements of the product of previous termspatialnext term weights matrix and its transpose is zero or approaches to zero as sample size goes large. When neither is true, as is often the case in practice, the effect of this term can be significant even when sample size is large. As previous termanext term result, there can be severe size distortions of the Anselin's previous termLM test, anext term phenomenon revealed by the Monte Carlo results of Anselin and Moreno (2003) and further confirmed by the Monte Carlo results presented in this paper. Our Monte Carlo results also show that the proposed previous termtestnext term performs well in general.
Distributional misspecifications, LM tests, Robustness, Spatial error components, Spatial layouts
Regional Science and Urban Economics
A Robust LM Test for Spatial Error Components. (2010). Regional Science and Urban Economics. 40, (5), 299-310. Research Collection School Of Economics.
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