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The Formulation and Estimation of Random Effects Panel Data Models of Trade

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  • László Mátyás
  • Cecilia Hornok
  • Daria Pus

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The paper introduces for the most frequently used three- dimensional panel data sets several random effects model specifications. It derives appropriate estimation methods for the balanced and unbalanced cases and deals with some extensions as well. An application is also presented where the bilateral trade of 20 EU countries is analysed for the period 2001-2006. The differences between the fixed and random effects specifications are highlighted through this empirical exercise.

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  • László Mátyás & Cecilia Hornok & Daria Pus, 2012. "The Formulation and Estimation of Random Effects Panel Data Models of Trade," CEU Working Papers 2012_1, Department of Economics, Central European University, revised 25 Mar 2013.
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    1. repec:spr:weltar:v:153:y:2017:i:4:d:10.1007_s10290-017-0286-0 is not listed on IDEAS
    2. Gábor Békés & Lionel Fontagné & Balázs Muraközy & Vincent Vicard, 2017. "Shipment frequency of exporters and demand uncertainty," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer;Institut für Weltwirtschaft (Kiel Institute for the World Economy), vol. 153(4), pages 779-807, November.
    3. Daria Pus & László Mátyás & Cecilia Hornok, 2013. "Modelling Firm-Product Level Trade: A Multi-Dimensional Random Effects Panel Data Approach," CEU Working Papers 2013_2, Department of Economics, Central European University, revised 08 May 2013.

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    JEL classification:

    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • F11 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Neoclassical Models of Trade
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • F17 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Forecasting and Simulation
    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade
    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
    • C01 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - Econometrics

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