A Generalized Spatial Panel Data Model with Random Effects

Center for Policy Research Working Paper No. 113

43 Pages Posted: 13 Apr 2011

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Badi H. Baltagi

Syracuse University - Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs; IZA Institute of Labor Economics; Syracuse University - Center for Policy Research

Peter H. Egger

Ifo Institute for Economic Research - International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment; Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research

Michael Pfafermayr

University of Innsbruck

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Date Written: February 1, 2009

Abstract

This paper proposes a generalized panel data model with random effects and first-order spatially autocorrelated residuals that encompasses two previously suggested specifications. The first one is described in Anselin's (1988) book and the second one by Kapoor, Kelejian, and Prucha (2007). Our encompassing specification allows us to test for these models as restricted specifications. In particular, we derive three LM and LR tests that restrict our generalized model to obtain (i) the Anselin model, (ii) the Kapoor, Kelejian, and Prucha model, and (iii) the simple random effects model that ignores the spatial correlation in the residuals. For two of these three tests, we obtain closed form solutions and we derive their large sample distributions. Our Monte Carlo results show that the suggested tests are powerful in testing for these restricted specifications even in small and medium sized samples.

Keywords: Panel data, Spatially autocorrelated residuals, Maximum-likelihood estimation, Lagrange multiplier, Likelihood ratio

JEL Classification: C23, C12

Suggested Citation

Baltagi, Badi H. and Egger, Peter H. and Pfafermayr, Michael, A Generalized Spatial Panel Data Model with Random Effects (February 1, 2009). Center for Policy Research Working Paper No. 113. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1807276 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1807276

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University of Innsbruck ( email )

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