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Panel Smooth Transition Regression Models

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  • Andrés González

    (Banco de la Republica, Bogota, Colombia)

  • Timo Teräsvirta

    (CREATES, Aarhus University, C.A.S.E., Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

  • Dick van Dijk

    (Econometric Institute, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), Tinbergen Institute)

  • Yukai Yang

    (Department of Statistics, Uppsala University, Center for Economic Statistics, Stockholm School of Economics)

Abstract

We introduce the panel smooth transition regression model. This new model is intended for characterizing heterogeneous panels, allowing the regression coefficients to vary both across individuals and over time. Specifically, heterogeneity is allowed for by assuming that these coefficients are bounded continuous functions of an observable variable and fluctuate between a limited number of "extreme regimes". The model can be viewed as a generalization of the threshold panel model of Hansen (1999). We extend the modelling strategy originally designed for univariate smooth transition regression models to the panel context. The strategy consists of model specification based on homogeneity tests, parameter estimation, and model evaluation, including tests of parameter constancy and no remaining heterogeneity. The model is applied to describing firms' investment decisions in the presence of capital market imperfections.

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  • Andrés González & Timo Teräsvirta & Dick van Dijk & Yukai Yang, 2017. "Panel Smooth Transition Regression Models," CREATES Research Papers 2017-36, Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus University.
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    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
    • G31 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Capital Budgeting; Fixed Investment and Inventory Studies
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