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Methods in empirical economics - a selective review with applications

  • Hübler, Olaf

This paper presents some selective aspects of standard econometric methods and of new developments in econometrics that are important for applications with microeconomic data. The range includes variance estimators, measurement of outliers, problems of partially identified parameters, nonlinear models, possibilities of instrumental variables, panel methods for models with time-invariant regressors, difference-in-differences estimators, matching procedures, treatment effects in quantile regression analysis and regression discontinuity approaches. These methods are applied to production functions with IAB establishment panel data.

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Paper provided by Leibniz Universität Hannover, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät in its series Hannover Economic Papers (HEP) with number dp-513.

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Length: 54 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2013
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Handle: RePEc:han:dpaper:dp-513
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