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A simple method for estimating unconditional heterogeneity distributions in correlated random effects models

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  • Wooldridge, Jeffrey M.

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I propose a general, simple approach to recovering an unconditional heterogeneity distribution when a conditional distribution has been estimated. The approach can be applied to cross section models and panel data models-both static and dynamic-with unobserved heterogeneity.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 113 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
Pages: 12-15

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:113:y:2011:i:1:p:12-15

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Keywords: Unobserved heterogeneity Correlated random effects Unconditional distribution Conditional distribution;

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  1. Jeffrey M Wooldridge, 2010. "Econometric Analysis of Cross Section and Panel Data," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 2, volume 1, number 0262232588, December.
  2. Jeffrey M. Wooldridge, 2005. "Fixed-Effects and Related Estimators for Correlated Random-Coefficient and Treatment-Effect Panel Data Models," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 87(2), pages 385-390, May.
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