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A simple method for estimating unconditional heterogeneity distributions in correlated random effects models

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I propose a general, simple approach to recovering an unconditional heterogeneity distribution when a conditional distribution has been estimated. The approach can be applied to cross section models and panel data models-both static and dynamic-with unobserved heterogeneity.

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  • Wooldridge, Jeffrey M., 2011. "A simple method for estimating unconditional heterogeneity distributions in correlated random effects models," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 113(1), pages 12-15, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:113:y:2011:i:1:p:12-15
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