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Re: st: random effects, heteroskedasticity & autocorrelation
Date sent: Wed, 12 May 2004 12:01:04 +0100
From: Cordula Stolberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: st: random effects, heteroskedasticity & autocorrelation
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> Dear all,
> I have two questions with regard to a random effects model. How do I test
> for heteroskedasticity and autocorrelation in such a model? I know I can
> use xtgls if there is heteroskedasticity and / or autocorrelation, but I
> don't know how to detect it.
> Moreover -and this might be a very silly question- if I have a random
> effects model and the Hausmann test tells me that the random effects is
> better than fixed effects, how come that the results improve when I include
> country dummies in the random effects regression (the countries would have
> been the fixed effects)?
With respect to your second question, I think you might find that by
including the country dummies, your random effects estimation has
degenerated into pooled OLS. You can tell by checking whether the
sigma_u that is reported by xtreg is zero.
Hope this helps.
> Thanks for your help,
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