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st: RE: Fixed-effects, unbalanced panel and time-invariant variable
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> PETITT Barbara
> Sent: 17 October 2006 14:47
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> Subject: st: Fixed-effects, unbalanced panel and
> time-invariant variable
> I have an unbalanced panel (for some firms, I have three
> years of data, for others, two years or even only one year).
> One of my independent variables is a time-invariant variable
> and with fixed-effects models, its gets dropped. I
> contemplated using the fixed effects vector decomposition
> (xtfevd), but does it work for unbalanced panel?
> Otherwise, is there any alternative?
Maybe I am missing something obvious, but why won't the standard random
effects estimator work for you? -xtreg,re- etc.
Prof. Mark Schaffer
Department of Economics
School of Management & Languages
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS
tel +44-131-451-3494 / fax +44-131-451-3296
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