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Estimation and Inference in Functional-Coefficient Spatial Autoregressive Panel Data Models with Fixed Effects

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  • Sun, Yiguo
  • Malikov, Emir

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This paper develops an innovative way of estimating a functional-coefficient spatial autoregressive panel data model with unobserved individual effects which can accommodate (multiple) time-invariant regressors in the model with a large number of cross-sectional units and a fixed number of time periods. The methodology we propose removes unobserved fixed effects from the model by transforming the latter into a semiparametric additive model, the estimation of which however does not require the use of backfitting or marginal integration techniques. We derive the consistency and asymptotic normality results for the proposed kernel and sieve estimators. We also construct a consistent nonparametric test to test for spatial endogeneity in the data. A small Monte Carlo study shows that our proposed estimators and the test statistic exhibit good finite-sample performance.

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  • Sun, Yiguo & Malikov, Emir, 2017. "Estimation and Inference in Functional-Coefficient Spatial Autoregressive Panel Data Models with Fixed Effects," MPRA Paper 83671, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Alberto Gude & Inmaculada Álvarez & Luis Orea, 2018. "Heterogeneous spillovers among Spanish provinces: a generalized spatial stochastic frontier model," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 50(3), pages 155-173, December.

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    Keywords

    First Difference; Fixed Effects; Hypothesis Testing; Local Linear Regression; Nonparametric GMM; Sieve Estimator; Spatial Autoregressive; Varying Coefficient;

    JEL classification:

    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models

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