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  • Cheng Hsiao

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We explain the proliferation of panel data studies in terms of (i) data availability, (ii) the more heightened capacity for modeling the complexity of human behavior than a single cross-section or time series data can possibly allow, and (iii) challenging methodology. Advantages and issues of panel data modeling are also discussed.

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Paper provided by Institute of Economic Policy Research (IEPR) in its series IEPR Working Papers with number 05.33.

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Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2005
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Handle: RePEc:scp:wpaper:05-33

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Keywords: Panel data; Longitudinal data; Unobserved heterogeneity; Random effects; Fixed effects;

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  2. Cuyvers, Ludo & Soeng, Reth & Plasmans, Joseph & Van Den Bulcke, Daniel, 2011. "Determinants of foreign direct investment in Cambodia," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 22(3), pages 222-234, June.

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