Journal of Econometrics 26 (1984) 295-321.
IMPOSING CURVATURE RESTRICTIONS ON FLEXIBLE FUNCTIONAL FORMS
A. Ronald GALLANT
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27650-5513, USA
Gene H. GOLUB
Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
Received December 1982, final version received January 1984
A general computational method for estimating the parameters of a flexible functional form subject to convexity, quasi-convexity, concavity, or quasi-concavity at a point, at several points, or over a region, is set forth and illustrated with an example.