We had some discussion about the usefullness of Pooled-OLS and RE Estimators compared to FE.
So as far as I can tell, the Pooled OLS estimation is simply an OLS technique run on Panel data. Therefore all indivudually specific effects are completely ignored. Due to that a lot of basic assumptions like orthogonality of the error term are violated.
RE solves this problem by implementing a individual specif intercept in your model, which is assumed to be random. This implies full exogenity of your model. This can be tested with the Hausmann-Test.
Since almost every model has some endogenity issues, the FE-Estimation is the best choice and gives you the best consistent estimates but the individual specific parameters will vanish.
The question I'm asking myself is when does it actually make sense to use Pooled OLS or Random-Effects? Pooled OLS violates so many assumptions and is therefore complete nonesense. Also the strong exogenity of the RE-Estimator is basically never given, so when can it actually be usefull?
Besides this, in all models, autocorrelation can not be considered?