This paper deals with the estimation of unequally spaced panel data regression models with AR(1) remainder disturbances. A feasible generalized least squares (GLS) procedure is proposed as a weighted least squares that can handle a wide range of unequally spaced panel data patterns. This procedure is simple to compute and provides natural estimates of the serial correlation and variance components parameters. The paper also provides a locally best invariant test for zero first-order serial correlation against positive or negative serial correlation in case of unequally spaced panel data.
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- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
- Economics and Econometrics