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Econometric modeling of panel data using parallel computing with Apache Spark

Michał Bernardelli
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Michał Bernardelli: Warsaw School of Economics

Collegium of Economic Analysis Annals, 2016, issue 41, pages 189-202

Abstract: The aim of this article is to provide a method for determining the fixed effects estimators using MapReduce programming model implemented in Apache Spark. From many known algorithms two common approaches were exploited: the within transformation and least squares dummy variables method (LSDV). Efficiency of the computations was demonstrated by solving a specially crafted example for sample data. Based on theoretical analysis and computer experiments it can be stated that Apache Spark is an efficient tool for modeling panel data especially if it comes to Big Data.

Keywords: fixed effects estimator; panel data; Apache Spark; Big Data; MapReduce (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C13 C23 C51 C55 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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