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st: xtabond2 specification
I sent the following message on Sunday but didn't get
any replies, sorry if my questions are silly but I
would really appreciate it if anyone had any
--- Crystal Lopez <email@example.com> wrote:
> Date: Sun, 4 Jun 2006 16:11:01 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Crystal Lopez <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: st: xtabond2 specification
> To: email@example.com
> Dear Statalisters,
> I have two basic questions on specifying a model
> 1. The help file states that "most variables used
> twice in the command line." - implying that not all
> have to. Does a specification like:
> xi: xtabond2 I a b c i.quarter, gmm(L.I b c)
> iv(i.quarter) robust
> make sense, where regressor a does not appear in
> either the gmm or iv option?
> And would the above command be correctly specified
> equation form as follows:
> I_it=B_0*I_it-1 + B_1*a_it + B_2*b_it +
> 2. Most examples that I've looked at include the
> dependent variable and/or its lag within the GMM
> options. Are there any general guidelines tht should
> inform whether or not to specify the DV and/or LDV
> within gmm()? Other than some general idea of
> or not they would be suitable instruments, as well
> looking at the Hansen stat? Is it the "usual"
> to include them?
> I'd be grateful for any suggestions on any part(s)
> what I've asked above.
> Crystal Lopez
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