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Simple Lm Tests For The Unbalanced Nested Error Component Regression Model

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  • Badi Baltagi
  • Seuck Heun Song
  • Byoung Cheol Jung

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This paper derives several Lagrange Multiplier tests for the unbalanced nested error component model. Economic data with a natural nested grouping include firms grouped by industry; or students grouped by schools. The LM tests derived include the joint test for both effects as well as the test for one effect conditional on the presence of the other. The paper also derives the standardized versions of these tests, their asymptotic locally mean most powerful version as well as their robust to local misspecification version. Monte Carlo experiments are conducted to study the performance of these LM tests.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Econometric Reviews.

Volume (Year): 21 (2002)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 167-187

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Handle: RePEc:taf:emetrv:v:21:y:2002:i:2:p:167-187

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Keywords: Panel data; Nested error component; Unbalanced data; LM tests;

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Cited by:
  1. Baltagi, Badi H. & Fingleton, Bernard & Pirotte, Alain, 2014. "Spatial lag models with nested random effects: An instrumental variable procedure with an application to English house prices," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 80(C), pages 76-86.
  2. Badi Baltagi & Seuck Song, 2006. "Unbalanced panel data: A survey," Statistical Papers, Springer, vol. 47(4), pages 493-523, October.
  3. Badi H. Baltagi & Georges Bresson & Jean-Michae Etienne, 2013. "Hedonic Housing Prices in Paris: An Unbalanced Spatial Lag Pseudo-Panel Model with Nested Random Effects," Center for Policy Research Working Papers 163, Center for Policy Research, Maxwell School, Syracuse University.
  4. Jhun, Myoungshic & Song, Seuck Heun & Jung, Byoung Cheol, 2003. "BLUP in the nested panel regression model with serially correlated errors," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 44(1-2), pages 77-88, October.

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