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Abstract:

Econometrics Paper
Exploiting Cross Section Variation for Unit Root Inference in Dynamic Data (Now published in Economics Letters 44 (1), 1994, pp.9-19.)
Danny Quah  1993
Paper No' EM/1993/270:


Tags: random field; time series; panel data; unit root

This paper considers unit root regressions in data having simultaneously extensive cross-section and time-series variation. The standard least-squares estimators in such data structures turn out to have an asymptotic distribution that is neither Op(T-1) Dickey-Fuller, nor Op(N-?) normal and asymptotically unbiased. Instead, the estimator turns out to be consistent and asymptotically normal, but has a non-vanishing bias in its asymptotic distribution.