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Nearly Unbiased Estimation in Dynamic Panel Data Models with Exogenous Variables

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  • Martin A. Carree

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    (Department of General Economics, Faculty of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Maastricht University)

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This paper introduces a new estimator for the fixed effects dynamic panel data model withexogenous variables. This estimator does not share some of the drawbacks of recently developed IVand GMM estimators and has a good performance even in small samples. The nearly unbiased estimatoris derived as a bias correction of the within estimator (least squares dummy variable estimator).The estimator is applied to a model of unemployment dynamics at the U.S. state level for the1991-2000 period.

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Paper provided by Tinbergen Institute in its series Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers with number 02-007/2.

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Date of creation: 06 Feb 2002
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:uvatin:20020007

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Keywords: panel data; fixed effects; nearly unbiased estimation;

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  1. Mehari Mekonnen Akalu, 2002. "Measuring and Ranking Value Drivers," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 02-043/2, Tinbergen Institute.

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