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Bias in dynamic panel models under time series misspecification

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  • Lee, Yoonseok

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We consider within-group estimation of higher-order autoregressive panel models with exogenous regressors and fixed effects, where the lag order is possibly misspecified. Even when disregarding the misspecification bias, the fixed-effect bias formula is quite different from the correctly specified case though its asymptotic order remains the same under the stationarity. We suggest bias reduction methods under the possible time series misspecification.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Econometrics.

Volume (Year): 169 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 54-60

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Handle: RePEc:eee:econom:v:169:y:2012:i:1:p:54-60

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Keywords: Dynamic panel; Fixed effects; Misspecification; Bias reduction; Lag order;

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  1. Yoonseok Lee & Peter C.B. Phillips, 2013. "Model Selection in the Presence of Incidental Parameters," Center for Policy Research Working Papers 159, Center for Policy Research, Maxwell School, Syracuse University.
  2. Zhou, Qing & Faff, Robert & Alpert, Karen, 2014. "Bias correction in the estimation of dynamic panel models in corporate finance," Journal of Corporate Finance, Elsevier, vol. 25(C), pages 494-513.
  3. Haruo Iwakura & Ryo Okui, 2014. "Asymptotic Efficiency in Factor Models and Dynamic Panel Data Models," KIER Working Papers 887, Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research.

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