A consistent nonparametric test of parametric regression functional form in fixed effects panel data models Academic Article uri icon


  • We propose a consistent test for a linear functional form against a nonparametric alternative in a fixed effects panel data model. We show that the test has a limiting standard normal distribution under the null hypothesis, and show that the test is a consistent test. We also establish the asymptotic validity of a bootstrap procedure which is used to better approximate the finite sample null distribution of the test statistic. Simulation results show that the proposed test performs well for panel data with a large number of cross-sectional units and a finite number of observations across time.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Lin, Z., Li, Q. i., & Sun, Y.

citation count

  • 29

complete list of authors

  • Lin, Zhongjian||Li, Qi||Sun, Yiguo

publication date

  • January 2014