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Methods in empirical economics - a selective review with applications

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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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  • Hübler, Olaf, 2013. "Methods in empirical economics - a selective review with applications," Hannover Economic Papers (HEP) dp-513, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät.
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    Keywords

    Significance; standard errors; outliers; influential observations; partially identified parameters; unobserved heterogeneity; instrumental variables; panel estimators; quantile regressions; causality; treatment effects; DiD estimators; regression discontinuity;

    JEL classification:

    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
    • C26 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Instrumental Variables (IV) Estimation
    • D22 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Empirical Analysis
    • J53 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Labor-Management Relations; Industrial Jurisprudence

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