GMM estimation for dynamic panels with fixed effects and strong instrument at unity
This paper develops new estimation and inference procedures for dynamic panel data models with fixed effects and incidental trends. A simple consistent GMM estimation method is proposed that avoids the weak moment condition problem that is known to affect conventional GMM estimation when the autoregressiye coefficient (rho) is near unity. In both panel and time series cases, the estimator has standard Gaussian asymptotics for all values of rho is an element of (-1, 1] irrespective of how the composite cross-section and time series sample sizes pass to infinity. Simulations reveal that the estimator has little bias even in very small samples. The approach is applied to panel unit root testing.
Cambridge University Press (CUP): HSS Journals
HAN, C. and PHILLIPS, Peter C. B..
GMM estimation for dynamic panels with fixed effects and strong instrument at unity. (2010). Econometric Theory. 26, (1), 119-151. Research Collection School Of Economics.
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