Why Panel Data?
No 05.33, IEPR Working Papers from Institute of Economic Policy Research (IEPR)
We explain the proliferation of panel data studies in terms of (i) data availability, (ii) the more heightened capacity for modeling the complexity of human behavior than a single cross-section or time series data can possibly allow, and (iii) challenging methodology. Advantages and issues of panel data modeling are also discussed.
Keywords: Panel data; Longitudinal data; Unobserved heterogeneity; Random effects; Fixed effects (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 13 pages
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Journal Article: WHY PANEL DATA? (2005)
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