Journal Of The Econometric Society

An International Society for the Advancement of Economic
Theory in its Relation to Statistics and Mathematics

Edited by: Guido W. Imbens • Print ISSN: 0012-9682 • Online ISSN: 1468-0262

Econometrica: Apr, 1960, Volume 28, Issue 2

On a Family of Lag Distributions<393:OAFOLD>2.0.CO;2-0
p. 393-406

Robert M. Solow

Koyck's method for distributed lags works on the assumption that successive lag coefficients decrease geometrically. The present paper generalizes his approach to a family of J-shaped or unimodal lag distributions given by the Pascal distributions (of which the geometric is a special case). There is an unsystematic discussion of the problem of estimation; and the final section considers the circumstances under which a moving average can be transformed into a finite recursion.

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