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Homogeneous, heterogeneous or shrinkage estimators? Some empirical evidence from French regional gasoline consumption
Badi H. Baltagi (),
Georges BRESSON James M. Griffin and
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James M. Griffin: Texas A&M University
10th International Conference on Panel Data, Berlin, July 5-6, 2002 from International Conferences on Panel Data
This paper contrasts the performance of heterogeneous and shrinkage estimators versus the more traditional homogeneous panel data estimators. The analysis utilizes a panel data set from 21 French regions over the period 1973-1998 and a dynamic demand specification to study the gasoline demand in France. Out-of-sample forecast performance as well as the plausibility of the various estimators are contrasted.
Keywords: Panel data; French gasoline demand; Error components; Heterogeneous estimators; Shrinkage estimators (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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