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Re: st: Micro and Macro Variables in Panel Data


From   Justina.Fischer@unisg.ch
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Micro and Macro Variables in Panel Data
Date   Fri, 25 Jun 2004 02:01:39 +0200

Dear Yvonne,

I am neither a good econometrician nor a Stata specialist, and maybe I misunderstood you posting, but your model setup looks a bit strange too me:
I do not think you can explain any variation between individuals by using only aggregate data, you do need some individual-specific information on the RHS as well. How can you, e.g., explain the differences in personal income between you and your neighbour when you have only information on , let's say, the share of educated people in the neighbourhood ?

Yours sincerely,

Justina Fischer




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