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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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Date of creation: 2010
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:kubcen:2010110

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

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Cited by:
  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. Verardi, Vincenzo & Wagner, Joachim, 2010. "Robust Estimation of Linear Fixed Effects Panel Data Models with an Application to the Exporter Productivity Premium," IZA Discussion Papers 4928, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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