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Root-N consistent semiparametric estimators of a dynamic panel-sample-selection model

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  • Gayle, George-Levi
  • Viauroux, Christelle

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This paper considers the problem of identification and estimation in panel-data sample-selection models with a binary selection rule when the latent equations contain possibly predetermined variables, lags of the dependent variables, and unobserved individual effects. The selection equation contains lags of the dependent variables from both the latent and the selection equations as well as other possibly predetermined variables relative to the latent equations. We derive a set of conditional moment restrictions that are then exploited to construct a three-step sieve estimator for the parameters of the main equation including a nonparametric estimator of the sample-selection term. In the second step the unknown parameters of the selection equation are consistently estimated using a transformation approach in the spirit of Berkson's minimum chi-square sieve method and a first-step kernel estimator for the selection probability. This second-step estimator is of interest in its own right. It can be used to semiparametrically estimate a panel-data binary response model with correlated random effects without making any distributional assumptions. We show that both estimators (second and third stage) are √n-consistent and asymptotically normal.This paper considers the problem of identification and estimation in panel-data sample-selection models with a binary selection rule when the latent equations contain possibly predetermined variables, lags of the dependent variables, and unobserved individual effects. The selection equation contains lags of the dependent variables from both the latent and the selection equations as well as other possibly predetermined variables relative to the latent equations. We derive a set of conditional moment restrictions that are then exploited to construct a three-step sieve estimator for the parameters of the main equation including a nonparametric estimator of the sample-selection term. In the second step the unknown parameters of the sel

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Econometrics.

Volume (Year): 141 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 (November)
Pages: 179-212

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Handle: RePEc:eee:econom:v:141:y:2007:i:1:p:179-212

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  2. Spiess, Martin & Kroh, Martin, 2010. "A Selection Model for Panel Data: The Prospects of Green Party Support," EconStor Open Access Articles, ZBW - German National Library of Economics, pages 172-188.
  3. Maria Teresa Costa-Campi & Néstor Duch-Brown & José García-Quevedo, 2013. "R&D drivers and obstacles to innovation in the energy industry," Working Papers 2013/23, Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB).
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  6. Soiliou Namoro & Wayne-Roy Gayle, 2006. "Estimation of a Nonlinear Panel Data Model with Predetermined Variables and Semiparametric Individual Effects," Working Papers 251, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Economics, revised Sep 2008.

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