Econometrica: Mar 1987, Volume 55, Issue 2

Semiparametric Analysis of Random Effects Linear Models from Binary Panel Data

https://doi.org/0012-9682(198703)55:2<357:SAOREL>2.0.CO;2-H
p. 357-362

Charles F. Manski

Andersen (1970) considered the problem of inference on random effects linear models from binary response panel data. He showed that inference is possible if the disturbances for each panel member are known to be white noise with logistic distribution and if the observed explanatory variables vary over time. A conditional maximum likelihood estimator consistently estimates the model parameters up to scale. The present paper shows that inference remains possible if the disturbances for each panel member are known only to be time-stationary with unbounded support and if the explanatory variables vary enough over time. A conditional version of the maximum score estimator (Manski, 1975, 1985) consistently estimates the model parameters up to scale.

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