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st: RE: frontier - "initial values not feasible"


From   "Scott Merryman" <smerryman@kc.rr.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: frontier - "initial values not feasible"
Date   Sun, 26 Nov 2006 13:10:44 -0600

David Drukker provided some suggestions to obtain starting values for
-frontier- in the following post:

http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2003-05/msg00650.html

Scott


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-
> statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Georgeta Vidican
> Sent: Sunday, November 26, 2006 10:01 AM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: frontier - "initial values not feasible"
> 
> Hi there,
> 
> I need some help in running a stochastic frontier analysis.
> 
> I am using the command "frontier", with output as the dependent
> variable, and a series of inputs to estimate the Cobb-Douglas
> production function, on a sample of 528 farms.
> 
> However, I get the following error message "initial values not
> feasible".
> 
> Could anyone suggest where the problem comes from?
> 
> Many thanks.
> 
> Georgeta



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