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dc.contributor.authorBruno, Randolph Lucaen_US
dc.contributor.authorStampini, Marcoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-27en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:32:49Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:32:49Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35036-
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores how cross-sectional data can be exploited jointly with longitudinal data, in order to increase estimation efficiency while properly tackling the potential bias due to unobserved individual characteristics. We propose an innovative procedure and we show its implementation by analysing the determinants of consumption in Nicaragua, based on data from three Living Standard Measurement Study surveys from 1993, 1998 and 2001. The last two rounds constitute an unbalanced longitudinal data set, while the first is a cross-section of different households. Under the assumption that the relationship between observed and unobserved characteristics is homogeneous across time, information from longitudinal data is used to clean the bias in the unpaired sample. In a second step, corrected unpaired observations are used jointly with panel data. This reduces the standard errors of the estimation coefficients and might increase their significance as well, otherwise compromised by the limited variation provided by the short longitudinal data.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 3231en_US
dc.subject.jelC33en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordPanel dataen_US
dc.subject.keywordestimation efficiencyen_US
dc.subject.keywordpseudo-panelen_US
dc.subject.keywordconsumption modelen_US
dc.subject.keywordNicaraguaen_US
dc.subject.stwPanelen_US
dc.subject.stwQuerschnittsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätztheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwGesamtwirtschaftliche Konsumfunktionen_US
dc.subject.stwLebensstandarden_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwNicaraguaen_US
dc.titleJoining panel data with cross-sections for efficiency gains: an application to a consumption equation for Nicaraguaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn560200838en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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