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Re: st: An urgent request for help :-)

From   Roger Newson <>
Subject   Re: st: An urgent request for help :-)
Date   Thu, 17 Nov 2005 22:12:56 +0000

You don't state whether these 2 regressions are estimated on the same or different sets of data. If they are estimated on the same set of data, then any solution will probably use -suest- to create a combined covariance matrix for the 2 regressions. If they are from independent sets of data, then the 2 covariance matrices (extracted from the estimation results) can be combined diagonally to produce a combined covariance matrix. Once this combined covariance matrix is produced, you can produce a row vector of the derivatives of


with respect to B01, B11, B02 and B12, and use this vector, and the combined covariance matrix, to compute a covariance for G.

I don't know how much you know about -suest-, Stata matrices, and extracting estimation results. However, -whelp matrix- will introduce you to Stata matrices, -whelp suest- will introduce you to -suest-, and -whelp estimates- will introduce you to estimation results.

Best wishes


At 20:47 17/11/2005, you wrote:

This may be a slightly basic question, but I would really appreciate
a solution... I have two regression estimations which I run
sequentially, and need to get a 95% confidence interval using
coefficients from both these estimations in a non-linear combination.
Specifically, I want to get the (delta-method estimated) 95% conf.
interval for the following expression:

(B01 - B02)/(B11-B12),

 where B01 is the intercept of the 1st regression, B02 is the
intercept of the second equation, B11 is a predictor coefficient of
the 1st equation, and B12 is a predictor coefficient of the 2nd

The models I'm running are univariate regressions, but I'd appreciate
a multi-variate generalization as well. My question centres around
how one can store and recall estimations from previous regressions
while trying to work with a non-linear combination of their

Thank you, and looking forward to hearing from you,


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