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A Bias-Corrected Estimation for Dynamic Panel Models in Small Samples


  • Hiroaki Chigira
  • Taku Yamamoto


This paper is concerned with the estimation of the autoregressive parameter of dynamic panel data models. We propose a bias-corrected GMM estimator whose bias is smaller than that of many existing GMM estimators. And we propose a small sample corrected estimator of the variance in order to reduce the size distortion of the Wald test. These estimators are easy to calculate and do not require preliminary estimates. The Monte Carlo experiments indicate that in terms of both bias and size distortion, the bias corrected estimator out performs Blundell and Bond's (1998) system estimator even when using Windmeijer's (2005) correction of the estimated variance of the system estimator.

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  • Hiroaki Chigira & Taku Yamamoto, 2006. "A Bias-Corrected Estimation for Dynamic Panel Models in Small Samples," Hi-Stat Discussion Paper Series d06-177, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.
  • Handle: RePEc:hst:hstdps:d06-177

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    1. Hayakawa, Kazuhiko, 2010. "The effects of dynamic feedbacks on LS and MM estimator accuracy in panel data models: Some additional results," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 159(1), pages 202-208, November.
    2. Abonazel, Mohamed R., 2016. "Bias Correction Methods for Dynamic Panel Data Models with Fixed Effects," MPRA Paper 70628, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Generalized method of moments; bias correction; panel data;

    JEL classification:

    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models

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