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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. The word often indicates a lull or lack of action. 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 be or become tardy or late in doing something. The bank started putting a lot of pressure on us when we began lagging behind in our mortgage payments. I know that she is an excellent reader and writer for her age, so I don't understand how Sally can be lagging behind in language arts.
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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We find that the current quarter dROA is significantly and negatively related to its lagged values, indicating a mean reversion pattern for our profitability measure.
In each of these tables, columns 2 and 3 report the best fitting OLS estimates and associated coefficient p-values when traditional model selection procedures are used, and the model includes a constant, a lagged dependent variable and macroeconomic factors.
In addition, there is some relatively weak evidence that lagged idiosyncratic equity returns predict idiosyncratic CDS returns (significant at the 5% level for 28 companies or 14.5% of the sample).
Secondly, an autoregression model is applied to the changes in tax rates and the results indicate that changes in contemporary tax rates cannot be determined by means of its own lagged values, a fact also supports the tax smoothing hypothesis for Turkey.
Lagged total credit at first lag has a positive statistically significant effect of (1.036978), lagged three month certificates of deposit rates at first lag has a negative statistically significant effect of (132.6472), where lagged liquidity characteristics at first lag has a positive statistically significant effect of (4.116196).
Earnings equal expected permanent earnings, rM[V.sub.t-1], plus a moving average process of current and lagged shocks to market value.
Thus, while neither economic nor foreign policy approval granger causes the other, both do possess some causal impact on each other, although that impact is very modest compared to the impact of each variable lagged on itself.
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.
The three predictor or independent variables examined are 1) theoretical futures mispricings, 2) lagged spot index price changes and 3) lagged futures price changes.
First, it examines the response of quits to current and lagged industry wages and to current and lagged aggregate wages or prices.
Coleman, "The Effect of Lagged Regulation in an Averch-Johnson Model." Bell Journal of Economics, Spring 1971, 278-92.
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.
Granger's inclusion of the lagged dependent variable is more likely to purge residual autocorrelation.
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.