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Homogeneous, heterogeneous or shrinkage estimators? Some empirical evidence from French regional gasoline consumption

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  • Badi H. Baltagi

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  • Georges Bresson
  • James M. Griffin
  • Alain Pirotte

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This paper contrasts the performance of heterogeneous and shrinkage estimators versus the more traditional homogeneous panel data estimators. The analysis utilizes a panel data set from 21 French regions over the period 1973–1998 and a dynamic demand specification to study the gasoline demand in France. Out-of-sample forecast performance as well as the plausibility of the various estimators are contrasted. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2003

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Volume (Year): 28 (2003)
Issue (Month): 4 (November)
Pages: 795-811

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Handle: RePEc:spr:empeco:v:28:y:2003:i:4:p:795-811

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Keywords: Panel data; French gasoline demand; error components; hetero-geneous estimators; shrinkage estimators;

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