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Re: st: can stata perform ridge regression
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Williams" <Richard.A.Williams.firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 13, 2004 9:06 AM
Subject: Re: st: can stata perform ridge regression
> At 10:14 PM 2/13/2004 +0800, rghuang wrote:
> >when multicollinearity,it is not suitable to use ols regression.but can
> >use ridge regression,can stata do it?if it can not,how stata deal with
> First off, it is still suitable to use OLS. Estimates remain
> unbiased. There is almost always some degree of multicollinearity, so how
> problematic multicollineairity is depends on how extreme it is.
> -findit ridge regression- yields a few hits; I can't vouch for how good
> they work. Greene notes in his Econometric Analysis, 4th edition, p. 258
> that ridge regression produces biased estimators and hence has seen little
> practical use.
> For some general discussions on diagnosing and dealing with
> multicollinearity, see
> There have also been some recent discussions of multicollinearity on
> Statalist; search the archives.
In addition, there was a discussion of ridge regression last November. The ado
files to preform ridge regession have been updated for version 7+ (but these
will not showup using -findit-). See the message from May Boggess at
http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2003-11/msg00523.html for more details.
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