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Title:Identifying distributional characteristics in random coefficients panel data models PDF Logo
Authors:Arellano, Manuel
Bonhomme, St├ęphane
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:cemmap working paper CWP22/09
Abstract:We study the identification of panel models with linear individual-specific coefficients, when T is fixed. We show identification of the variance of the effects under conditional uncorrelatedness. Identification requires restricted dependence of errors, reflecting a trade-off between heterogeneity and error dynamics. We show identification of the density of individual effects when errors follow an ARMA process under conditional independence. We discuss GMM estimation of moments of effects and errors, and introduce a simple density estimator of a slope effect in a special case. As an application we estimate the effect that a mother smokes during pregnancy on child's birth weight.
Subjects:panel data
random coefficients
multiple effects
nonparametric identification
JEL:C23
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:doi:10.1920/wp.cem.2009.2209
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:cemmap working papers, Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice, Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)

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