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A Parametric approach to the Estimation of Cointegration Vectors in Panel Data

  • Jorg Breitung

In this article, a parametric framework for estimation and inference in cointegrated panel data models is considered that is based on a cointegrated VAR(p) model. A convenient two-step estimator is suggested where, in the first step, all individual specific parameters are estimated, and in the second step, the long-run parameters are estimated from a pooled least-squares regression. The two-step estimator and related test procedures can easily be modified to account for contemporaneously correlated errors, a feature that is often encountered in multi-country studies. Monte Carlo simulations suggest that the two-step estimator and related test procedures outperform semiparametric alternatives such as the fully modified OLS approach, especially if the number of time periods is small.

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Volume (Year): 24 (2005)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 151-173

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