Presentation on theme: "Estimation of Production Functions: Random Effects in Panel Data Lecture IX."— Presentation transcript:
Estimation of Production Functions: Random Effects in Panel Data Lecture IX
Fall 2005Lecture IX2 Basic Setup Regression analysis typically assumes that a large number of factors affect the value of the dependent variable, while some of the variables are measured directly in the model the remaining variables can be summarized by a random distribution
Fall 2005Lecture IX3 When numerous observations on individuals are observed over time, it is assumed that some of the omitted variables represent factors peculiar to individual and time periods. Going back to the panel specification
Fall 2005Lecture IX6 The variance of y it on x it based on the assumption above is Thus, this kind of model is typically referred to as a variance-component (or error-components) model.
Fall 2005Lecture IX7 Letting the panel estimation model can be written in vector form as
Fall 2005Lecture IX8 The expected value of the residual becomes
Fall 2005Lecture IX9 Using the basic covariance estimator Whether α i is fixed or random the covariance estimator is unbiased. However, if the α i is random the covariance estimator is not the best linear unbiased estimator (BLUE). Instead, a BLUE estimator can be derived using generalized least squares (GLS).
Fall 2005Lecture IX10 The Generalized-Least-Squares Estimator Because both u it and u is contain α i, they are correlated.