Celebrating 40 years of panel data analysis: past, present and future

Vasilis Sarafidis, Tom Wansbeek

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The present special issue features a collection of papers presented at the 2017 International Panel Data Conference, hosted by the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece. The conference marked the 40th anniversary of the inaugural International Panel Data Conference, which was held in 1977 at INSEE in Paris, under the auspices of the French National Centre for Scientific Research. As a collection, the papers appearing in this special issue of the Journal of Econometrics continue to advance the analysis of panel data, and paint a state-of-the-art picture of the field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-226
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Econometrics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2021


  • Aggregation bias
  • Common factor models
  • Cross-sectional dependence
  • Dynamic relationships
  • Incidental parameter problem
  • Multi-dimensional data
  • Multi-level data
  • Nonlinear models
  • Omitted variables
  • Panel data analysis
  • Temporal effects
  • Unobserved heterogeneity

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