Panel data models with finite number of multiple equilibria

Jinyong Hahn, Hyungsik Roger Moon

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We study a nonlinear panel data model in which the fixed effects are assumed to have finite support. The fixed effects estimator is known to have the incidental parameters problem. We contribute to the literature by making a qualitative observation that the incidental parameters problem in this model may not be not as severe as in the conventional case. Because fixed effects have finite support, the probability of correctly identifying the fixed effect converges to one even when the cross sectional dimension grows as fast as some exponential function of the time dimension. As a consequence, the finite sample bias of the fixed effects estimator is expected to be small.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)863-881
Number of pages19
JournalEconometric Theory
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics


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