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Test of random versus fixed effects with small within variation

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  • Hahn, Jinyong
  • Ham, John
  • Moon, Hyungsik Roger

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Comparisons of within and between estimators using the conventional Hausman test may be subject to statistical problems if the within variation is not sufficiently large. Adopting an alternative asymptotic approximation, we propose a modification of Hausman test that is valid whether the within variation is small or large.

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  • Hahn, Jinyong & Ham, John & Moon, Hyungsik Roger, 2011. "Test of random versus fixed effects with small within variation," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 112(3), pages 293-297, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:112:y:2011:i:3:p:293-297
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