03321cam a22003017 4500001000700000003000500007005001700012008004100029100002100070245014300091260006600234490004200300500001900342520182200361530006102183538007202244538003602316690009902352690009702451690005502548690006902603690013402672700001902806710004202825830007702867856003802944856003702982w14469NBER20141219054800.0141219s2008 mau||||fs|||| 000 0 eng d1 aGraham, Bryan S.10aIdentification and Estimation of 'Irregular' Correlated Random Coefficient Modelsh[electronic resource] /cBryan S. Graham, James Powell. aCambridge, Mass.bNational Bureau of Economic Researchc2008.1 aNBER working paper seriesvno. w14469 aNovember 2008.3 aIn this paper we study identification and estimation of a correlated random coefficients (CRC) panel data model. The outcome of interest varies linearly with a vector of endogenous regressors. The coefficients on these regressors are heterogenous across units and may covary with them. We consider the average partial effect (APE) of a small change in the regressor vector on the outcome (cf., Chamberlain, 1984; Wooldridge, 2005a). Chamberlain (1992) calculates the semiparametric efficiency bound for the APE in our model and proposes a √*N* consistent estimator. Nonsingularity of the APE's information bound, and hence the appropriateness of Chamberlain's (1992) estimator, requires (i) the time dimension of the panel (*T*) to strictly exceed the number of random coefficients (*p*) and (ii) strong conditions on the time series properties of the regressor vector. We demonstrate irregular identification of the APE when *T* = *p* and for more persistent regressor processes. Our approach exploits the different identifying information in the subpopulations of 'stayers' -- or units whose regressor values change little across periods -- and 'movers' -- or units whose regressor values change substantially across periods. We propose a feasible estimator based on our identification result and characterize its large sample properties. While irregularity precludes our estimator from attaining parametric rates of convergence, it limiting distribution is normal and inference is straightforward to conduct. Standard software may be used to compute point estimates and standard errors. We use our methods to estimate the average elasticity of calorie consumption with respect to total outlay for a sample of poor Nicaraguan households. aHardcopy version available to institutional subscribers. aSystem requirements: Adobe [Acrobat] Reader required for PDF files. aMode of access: World Wide Web. 7aC14 - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General2Journal of Economic Literature class. 7aC23 - Panel Data Models • Spatio-temporal Models2Journal of Economic Literature class. 7aI1 - Health2Journal of Economic Literature class. 7aO1 - Economic Development2Journal of Economic Literature class. 7aO15 - Human Resources • Human Development • Income Distribution • Migration2Journal of Economic Literature class.1 aPowell, James.2 aNational Bureau of Economic Research. 0aWorking Paper Series (National Bureau of Economic Research)vno. w14469.4 uhttp://www.nber.org/papers/w1446941uhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3386/w14469