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st: Re: Murphy-Topel in a Tobit model

From   "Scott Merryman" <>
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Subject   st: Re: Murphy-Topel in a Tobit model
Date   Tue, 2 Mar 2004 21:09:58 -0600

You might James Hardin's Stata Journal (2:3) article on robust Murphy-Topel
variance estimates helpful.  The abstract is at


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Subject: st: Murphy-Topel in a Tobit model

> We are trying to compute a Murphy-Topel variance estimate for a two-stage
> model where the two stages are independent (different data sets) and the
> second stage is a two-limit Tobit model which includes, as a predictor, a
> linear index based on the coefficients obtained in the first-stage
> results.
> If I am not mistaken, besides the usual covariance matrices for the
> coefficients for the first and second stages, the only thing we need to
> compute is the matrix of cross-product derivatives for the second-stage
> likelihood function summed across individual observations (see Greene,
> Econometric Analysis (4th ed.), p. 135. Is there a straightforward way
> for non-programmers to code this calculation in Stata? Has anyone done
> something similar?
> Thanks for your help.

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