# Re: st: -gologit2- and testing the difference between coefficients

 From Richard Williams To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: -gologit2- and testing the difference between coefficients Date Thu, 29 Mar 2007 12:42:15 -0500

```At 08:18 AM 3/29/2007, Herve STOLOWY wrote:
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Dear Statalisters:

I use the -gologit2- command (downloadable from ssc). Here is my syntax:

xi, prefix(): gologit2 format size1 auditor_d standards_d for_list sales_int instit_for lev2 i.gics4, v1 nolabel

The dependent variable, format is coded 0, 1 or 2. I get two equations and, consequnetly, two panels of results.

I would like to know if is possible to test, for a given variable, if the two coefficients in each equation are different from one another? To be clearer, I have the variable sales_int. In panel 1, the coefficient is 1.314. In panel 2, the coefficient for the same variable is 1.913. Both are significant at the 0.10 level. Is there a way to test that 1.314 is statistically different from 1.913?

Best regards

Hervé Stolowy
There are various ways to this; as others have said, you can read more on my website. To do specifically what you ask, you can do an LR test, e.g. do something like

gologit2 y x1 x2 x3, store(m1) lrf
gologit2 y x1 x2 x3, pl(x1) store(m2) lrf
lrtest m1 m2

In the first model you are allowing the effects of x1 to differ across panels. In the 2nd model, The -pl- (parallel lines) option will force the effects of x1 to be the same across panels. You can then do a LR chi-square contrast between the two models.

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