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Testing for structural breaks in panel varying coefficient models: with an application to OECD health expenditure

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  • Dandan Liu

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  • Rui Li

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  • Zijun Wang

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  • Dandan Liu & Rui Li & Zijun Wang, 2011. "Testing for structural breaks in panel varying coefficient models: with an application to OECD health expenditure," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 40(1), pages 95-118, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:empeco:v:40:y:2011:i:1:p:95-118
    DOI: 10.1007/s00181-010-0375-6
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    Keywords

    Panel data; Structural break; Varying coefficient model; Model selection; OECD health expenditure; C14; C23; I10;

    JEL classification:

    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General

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