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One-Step Robust Estimation of Fixed-Effects Panel Data Models

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  • Aquaro, M.
  • Cizek, P.

    (Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research)

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The panel-data regression models are frequently applied to micro-level data, which often suffer from data contamination, erroneous observations, or unobserved heterogeneity. Despite the adverse effects of outliers on classical estimation methods, there are only a few robust estimation methods available for fixed-effect panel data. Aiming at estimation under weak moment conditions, a new estimation approach based on two different data transformation is proposed. Considering several robust estimation methods applied on the transformed data, we derive the finite-sample, robust, and asymptotic properties of the proposed estimators including their breakdown points and asymptotic distribution. The finite-sample performance of the existing and proposed methods is compared by means of Monte Carlo simulations.

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Paper provided by Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research in its series Discussion Paper with number 2010-110.

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Keywords: breakdown point; fixed effects; panel data; robust estimation;

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  1. Michele Aquaro & Pavel Čížek, 2014. "Robust estimation of dynamic fixed-effects panel data models," Statistical Papers, Springer, vol. 55(1), pages 169-186, February.
  2. Vincenzo Verardi & Joachim Wagner, 2010. "Robust Estimation of Linear Fixed Effects Panel Data Models with an Application to the Exporter Productivity Premium," Working Paper Series in Economics 168, University of Lüneburg, Institute of Economics.

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