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RE: st: Re: panel: within and between dimension/correlated effect s
The way you take care of the heterogeneity bias (i.e. correlation between
unobserved individual effects and observed variables) is by only looking at
the within variation. The only other option I know of is the correlated
random effects model (it is a Chamberlain idea but I don't know the cite
off-hand) where you specify the relationship between the unobserved
individual effects and observed variables (typically, a linear one). This
type of model can be estimated in stata by putting your data in wide form
and running sureg on it with the appropriate constraints. This is a bit
tricky and some versions of the model can't be estimated in stata because
they imply non-linear constraints. I have some sloppy do-file code which
estimates this type of model, which I am happy to share but don't want to
circulate. Contact me directly if you would like a copy of it.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: MKF.Poschke@Student.Unimaas.NL [SMTP:MKF.Poschke@Student.Unimaas.NL]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 2:39 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RE: st: Re: panel: within and between dimension/correlated
> effect s
> I cannot use a random effects estimator because of strong correlation
> between the individual effects and the regressors - heterogeneity bias
> according to Chamberlain. On the other hand, the fixed effects estimator
> throws out all the between variation. I know that there are ways of taking
> into account the heterogeneity bias, but do not know how to do it - that
> why I wanted to know if anybody else does.
> > Greetings,
> > I posted this question some time ago, without any reaction. Therefore, I
> > will try to make it clearer.
> > I am estimating a macroeconomic panel data model, and I am looking for
> > estimator that accomodates both the within and the between dimensions.
> Isn't the random effects estimator (xtreg, re) a weighted averaged of the
> between and within results?
> Have you taken look at xtgee - it allows for variety of correlation
> and semi-robust standard errors, though it is a population-averaged
> I hope this helps,
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