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On the Estimation of Panel Regression Models with Fixed Effects

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  • Hugo Kruiniger

    (Queen Mary, University of London)

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This paper considers estimation of panel data models with fixed effects. First, we will show that a consistent ``unrestricted fixed effects'' estimator does not exist for autoregressive panel data models with initial conditions. We will derive necessary and sufficient conditions for the consistency of estimators for these models. In particular, we will show that various widely used GMM estimators for the conditional AR(1) panel model are inconsistent under trending fixed effects sequences. Next, we will derive, justify, and compare restricted Fixed Effects GMM and (Q)ML estimators for this model. We find that the FEML estimator is asymptotically efficient, whereas the Modified ML estimator is not. We will also compare the fixed effects approach for estimating the conditional AR(1) panel model and covariance parameters in static panel data models with the correlated random effects approach.

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Paper provided by Queen Mary, University of London, School of Economics and Finance in its series Working Papers with number 450.

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Keywords: Fixed effects; Correlated effects; (Essentially) random effects; Conditional likelihood; Modified likelihood; GMM; Quasi likelihood; Unit root test; Cross-sectional dependence;

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  1. Hugo Kruiniger, 2000. "GMM Estimation of Dynamic Panel Data Models with Persistent Data," Working Papers 428, Queen Mary, University of London, School of Economics and Finance.
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  1. Kruiniger, Hugo, 2013. "Quasi ML estimation of the panel AR(1) model with arbitrary initial conditions," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 173(2), pages 175-188.
  2. Gareth M. Thomas & Seung C. Ahn, 2004. "Likelihood Based Inference for amic Panel Data Models," Econometric Society 2004 Far Eastern Meetings 669, Econometric Society.
  3. Yongfu Huang, 2011. "Private investment and financial development in a globalized world," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 41(1), pages 43-56, August.
  4. Steve Bond & CĂ©line Nauges & Frank Windmeijer, 2005. "Unit roots: identification and testing in micro panels," CeMMAP working papers CWP07/05, Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
  5. Kruiniger, Hugo, 2009. "Gmm Estimation And Inference In Dynamic Panel Data Models With Persistent Data," Econometric Theory, Cambridge University Press, vol. 25(05), pages 1348-1391, October.
  6. Arturas Juodis, 2013. "First Difference Transformation in Panel VAR models: Robustness, Estimation and Inference," UvA-Econometrics Working Papers 13-06, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Dept. of Econometrics.

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