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Reading recommendations

Here you find a list of some of the articles and books hat can be useful when working with time-serie date. The articles by Beck and Katz gives a good introduction while the books by Cheng and Wooldridge are more advanced.

Articles and essays


Beck, N. & J. Katz (2011). Modeling Dynamics in Time-Series-Cross-Section Political Economy Data. Annual Review of Political Science. 2011(14): 331-352.

Bartels, Brandon L. (2008). Beyond "Fixed Versus Random Effects": A Framework for Improving Substantive and Statistical Analysis of panel, Time-Series Cross-Sectional, and Multilevel Data. Department of Political Science. Stony Brook University. New York.

De Boef, Suzanna & Keele, Luke (2008). Taking Time Seriously. American Journal of Political Science. 52(1): 184–200

Achen C. 2000. Why lagged dependent variables can suppress the explanatory power of other independent variables. Presented at Annu. Meet. Soc. Polit. Methodol., Jul. 20–22, Univ. Calif. Los Angeles.

Beck, N., J. Katz & R. Tucker (1998). Taking Time Seriously: Time-Series-Cross-Section analysis with a binary Dependent Variable. American Journal of Political Science 42(4): 1260-1288.

Beck, N. & J. Katz (1996). Nuisance vs. Substance: Specifying and Estimating Time-Series-Cross-Section Models. Political Analysis 6(1): 1-36

Beck, N. & J. Katz (1995). What to do (and not to do) with time-series cross-section data. American Political Science Review 89(3): 634-647.


Hsiao, Cheng (2003). Analysis of Panel Data. Cambridge University Press.

Wooldridge, Jeffrey M. (2002) Econometric Analysis of Cross Section and Panel Data. The MIT Press.

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