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Fixed Effects Estimation of Large-TPanel Data Models

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  • Iván Fernández-Val

    (Department of Economics, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA)

  • Martin Weidner

    (Department of Economics, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom)

Abstract

This article reviews recent advances in fixed effects estimation of panel data models for long panels, where the number of time periods is relatively large. We focus on semiparametric models with unobserved individual and time effects, where the distribution of the outcome variable, conditional on covariates and unobserved effects, is specified parametrically while the distribution of the unobserved effects is left unrestricted. In contrast to existing reviews on long panels, we discuss models with both individual and time effects, split-panel jackknife bias corrections, unbalanced panels, distribution and quantile effects, and other extensions. Understanding and correcting the incidental parameter bias caused by the estimation of many fixed effects are our main focuses, and the unifying theme is that the order of this bias is given by the simple formula p/n for all models discussed, with p being the number of estimated parameters and n the total sample size.

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  • Iván Fernández-Val & Martin Weidner, 2018. "Fixed Effects Estimation of Large-TPanel Data Models," Annual Review of Economics, Annual Reviews, vol. 10(1), pages 109-138, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:anr:reveco:v:10:y:2018:p:109-138
    DOI: 10.1146/annurev-economics-080217-053542
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    bias correction; fixed effects; incidental parameter problem; nonlinear models; panel data; unobserved heterogeneity;
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    JEL classification:

    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models

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