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st: Re: robust st. errors and fixed effects

From   Stas Kolenikov <>
Subject   st: Re: robust st. errors and fixed effects
Date   Tue, 22 Oct 2002 09:39:53 -0400 (EDT)

If you do not mind considering random effects, forget about -xtreg, re-,
and use -xtgee- instead! The latter provides a lots of goodies like
various correlation matrices, or robust standard errors with clustering
over panels, just as Prof. Schaffer desired. It also has the d.f.
corrections through -nmp- and -rgf- options. It does rely on the correct
specification of the mean structure though, so you might want to overload
your model quite a bit with regressors to reduce the bias. -link(id)
fam(gauss)- would give you the RE regression, while -fam(binomial)- along
with -link(logit)-, -link(probit)- or -link(cloglog)- would give you RE
logit, probit, or gompit models. Regression for counts (Poisson and
negative binomial) are yet in the sleeve, and for variables that only take
positive values one might want to specify -fam(gamma)- or -fam(igauss)-

 ---                                    Stas Kolenikov
 --       Ph.D. student in Statistics at UNC-Chapel Hill
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