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lag

1. verb To move or happen at a slower pace than someone or something else. Why are you guys lagging behind? Pick up the pace! We had thought the turnout for these events would pick up, but it's really lagged behind our estimates.
2. noun A period of time between two events or actions. I didn't think you were interested in coming—I mean, there was quite a lag between when I sent the invitation and when you responded.

lag behind

To move or happen at a slower pace than someone or something else. Why are you guys lagging behind? Pick up the pace! We had thought the turnout for these events would pick up, but it's really lagged behind our estimates.
See also: behind, lag

lag behind in something

to fall behind in something. I am lagging behind in my car payments. She is lagging behind in her homework assignments.
See also: behind, lag

lag behind (someone or something)

to linger behind someone or something; to fall behind someone or something. Come on up here. Don't lag behind us or you'll get lost. Please don't lag behind the donkeys. Come up here with the rest of the hikers.
See also: behind, lag

lag behind

v.
1. To fail to maintain the pace or progress of someone or something; straggle: I lagged behind the rest of the hikers and got lost. Don't forget to do your readings for class, or you'll lag behind.
2. To proceed or develop with comparative slowness: Sales are lagging behind this year compared to last year.
See also: behind, lag
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The model is estimated including all potential explanatory variables including a constant and a lagged dependent variable.
Our estimates of cumulative effects over 0-10 days were stronger than estimated effects for single-day lagged exposures, and the cumulative effect estimates remained significant up to lag 10 for all exposures and outcomes except for associations between CO and circulatory and cancer mortality.
For 173 of the 193 companies, the lagged common component of equity returns significantly predicts the current common component of CDS returns.
One lagged equation is appropriate for the change in tax rates as adding further lags/past information does not increase the predictability of [delta][[tau].
Second, Pope and Walker (1999) find that the results of estimating regression equations similar to ours are sensitive to deflation by four-year rather than one-year lagged price.
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Central heating pipes should be lagged under floorboards where the heat they give out is largely wasted.
The vast majority of research in this area has employed the use of a Koyck (1954) lag structure, an approach that estimates the effect of a single aggregate lagged advertising variable on sales.
This paper utilized a regression framework to examine the impact of stock index futures option initiation on the predictability of intraday index price changes based on 1) theoretical futures mispricings, 2) lagged index changes and 3) lagged futures price changes.
But when it comes to growth funds (those funds that take on higher risk in an attempt to generate above-average returns) as a group, SRI returns have seriously lagged.
Coleman, "The Effect of Lagged Regulation in an Averch-Johnson Model.
In their study, Neumark and his colleague William Wascher use data from all 50 states over a period of 15 years and account for both lagged effects and enrollment rates.
While the inclusion of these endogenous variables may improve the model fit during the estimation sample, it may also reduce the estimated magnitudes of coefficients on macroeconomic factors and lagged dependent variables.
However, exposures in the trucking studies were lagged 5 years and those in the mining study were lagged 15 years.