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Deriving the Information Bounds for Nonlinear Panel Data Models with Fixed Effects

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  • Haruo Iwakura

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This paper studies the asymptotic efficiency of estimates in nonlinear panel data models with fixed effects when both the cross-sectional sample size and the length of time series tend to infinity. The efficiency bounds for regular estimators are derived using the infinite-dimensional convolution theorem by van der Varrt and Wellner (1996). It should be noted that the number of fixed effects increases with the sample size, so they constitute an infinite-dimensional nuisance parameter. The presence of fixed effects makes our derivation of the efficiency bounds non-trivial, and the techniques to overcome the difficulties caused by fixed effects will be discussed in detail. Our results include the efficiency bounds for models containing unknown functions (for instance, a distribution function of error terms). We apply our results to show that the bias-corrected fixed effects estimator of Hahn and Newey (2004) is asymptotically efficient.

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  • Haruo Iwakura, 2014. "Deriving the Information Bounds for Nonlinear Panel Data Models with Fixed Effects," KIER Working Papers 886, Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research.
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    Keywords

    asymptotic efficiency; convolution theorem; double asymptotics; nonlinear panel data model; fixed effects; interactive effects; factor structure; incidental parameters.;
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    JEL classification:

    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models

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