Trimmed Mean Group Estimation
Yoonseok Lee () and
Donggyu Sul ()
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Yoonseok Lee: Center for Policy Research, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, 426 Eggers Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244, https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/cpr_about.aspx?id=107374187827
No 237, Center for Policy Research Working Papers from Center for Policy Research, Maxwell School, Syracuse University
This paper develops robust panel estimation in the form of trimmed mean group estimation for potentially heterogenous panel regression models. It trims outlying individuals of which the sample variances of regressors are either extremely small or large. The limiting distribution of the trimmed estimator can be obtained in a similar way to the standard mean group estimator, provided the random coefficients are conditionally homoskedastic. We consider two trimming methods. The first one is based on the order statistic of the sample variance of each regressor. The second one is based on the Mahalanobis depth of the sample variances of regressors. We apply them to the mean group estimation of the two-way fixed effects model with potentially heterogeneous slope parameters and to the common correlated effects regression, and we derive limiting distribution of each estimator. As an empirical illustration, we consider the effect of police on property crime rates using the U.S. state-level panel data.
Keywords: Trimmed Mean Group Estimator; Robust Estimator; Heterogeneous Panel; Random Coefficient; Two-Way Fixed Effects; Common Correlated Effects (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C23 C33 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 33 pages
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