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Handling the measurement error problem by means of panel data: Moment methods applied on firm data

  • Erik Biørn


    (University of Oslo, Department of Economics)

The estimation of a linear equation from panel data with measurement errors is considered. The equation is estimated (I) by methods operating on the equation in differenced period means, and (II) by Generalized Method of Moments (GMM) procedures using (a) the equation in differences with instruments in levels and (b) the equation in levels with instruments in differences. Both difference transformations eliminate unobserved individual heterogeneity. Examples illustrating the input response to output changes for materials and capital inputs from an eight year panel of Norwegian manufacturing firms, are given.

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Paper provided by International Conferences on Panel Data in its series 10th International Conference on Panel Data, Berlin, July 5-6, 2002 with number B6-1.

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