Fixed Effects Estimation of Large- Tpanel Data Models

Posted: 7 Sep 2018

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Iván Fernández‐Val

Boston University - Department of Economics

Martin Weidner

University College London - Department of Economics

Date Written: August 2018

Abstract

This article reviews recent advances in fixed effects estimation of panel data models for long panels, where the number of time periods is relatively large. We focus on semiparametric models with unobserved individual and time effects, where the distribution of the outcome variable, conditional on covariates and unobserved effects, is specified parametrically while the distribution of the unobserved effects is left unrestricted. In contrast to existing reviews on long panels, we discuss models with both individual and time effects, split-panel jackknife bias corrections, unbalanced panels, distribution and quantile effects, and other extensions. Understanding and correcting the incidental parameter bias caused by the estimation of many fixed effects are our main focuses, and the unifying theme is that the order of this bias is given by the simple formula p/ n for all models discussed, with p being the number of estimated parameters and n the total sample size.

Suggested Citation

Fernandez-Val, Ivan and Weidner, Martin, Fixed Effects Estimation of Large- Tpanel Data Models (August 2018). Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 10, pp. 109-138, 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3245112 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-economics-080217-053542

Ivan Fernandez-Val

Boston University - Department of Economics ( email )

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Boston, MA 02215
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HOME PAGE: http://people.mit.edu/ivanf

Martin Weidner (Contact Author)

University College London - Department of Economics ( email )

Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

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