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Semiparametric fixed-effects estimator

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  • Francois Libois

    () (University of Namur)

  • Vincenzo Verardi

    () (University of Namur
    Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB))

Abstract

In this article, we describe the Stata implementation of Baltagi and Li's (2002, Annals of Economics and Finance 3: 103–116) series estimator of partially linear panel-data models with fixed effects. After a brief description of the estimator itself, we describe the new command xtsemipar. We then simulate data to show that this estimator performs better than a fixed-effects estimator if the relationship between two variables is unknown or quite complex. Copyright 2013 by StataCorp LP.

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  • Francois Libois & Vincenzo Verardi, 2013. "Semiparametric fixed-effects estimator," Stata Journal, StataCorp LP, vol. 13(2), pages 329-336, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:tsj:stataj:y:13:y:2013:i:2:p:329-336 Note: to access software from within Stata, net describe http://www.stata-journal.com/software/sj13-2/st0296/
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    Keywords

    xtsemipar; semiparametric estimations; panel data; fixed effects;

    JEL classification:

    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models

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