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    Nonstationarity Panel Data

    I'm working with a panel dataset and unit root tests suggest that my dependent variable in nonstationary. I know that I can take first differences to try to deal this issue. When I do, my results are much different than those under a FE specification. I wonder whether this is due to my variables...
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    Should I test for a structural break?

    Brief background: I’m examining mediation rates in China. I have a panel dataset with N=24 provinces and T=30 years (1985-2014). For each province-year, I observe mediation rates and host of economic/demographic information. Anecdotal reports suggest that in 2006 or soon thereafter, the Chinese...
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    Which test is the most convincing?

    Brief background: I’m examining mediation rates in China (a form of dispute resolution). I have a panel dataset with N=24 provinces and T=30 years (1985-2014). For each province-year, I observe mediation rates and host of economic/demographic information. Anecdotal reports suggest that in 2006...