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Re: st: Question about reg3/ivreg--endogeneity issue
Subject: st: Question about reg3/ivreg--endogeneity issue
Date sent: Mon, 11 Oct 2004 12:29:52 +0200
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> I have estimated the model:
> xi: reg3 (logint X logZ) (logZ i.type i.firm i.type2 i.busi), first
> where my primary aim is to get consistent estimates of X and (the
> endogenous) logZ on logint. My problem is that X is NOT endogenous, at
> least not theoretically. But when I look at the second of the first-stage
> regressions I see that the variable X (by default?) is used as an
> explanatory variable of logZ as well.
That's how IV/2SLS and 3SLS work. All exogenous variables show up in
all the first-stage regressions. This point comes up regularly on
Statalist, e.g., Kit Baum's postings:
or the Stata FAQ:
> If possible, how can I get the ceteris paribus effect of X on logint
> (adjusted for logZ only) in the present context?
Perhaps I misunderstand the problem, but this is what the coeff on X
will tell you if you estimate using reg3 or ivreg.
Hope this helps.
> By the way, the use of
> ivreg instead of reg3 creates the same problem.
> Best regards,
> Christer Thrane, dr.polit.
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