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Panel Data Analysis - Advantages and Challenges

Cheng Hsiao

No 06.49, IEPR Working Papers from Institute of Economic Policy Research (IEPR)

Abstract: 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: 31 pages
Date: 2006-05
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