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robertjbrienza@aol.com |

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Re: Re: st: question about (my) ivreg [error!!! with xtivreg2] |

Date |
Sun, 11 Nov 2007 16:14:40 -0500 |

Prof. Nichols, thank you very much for your kind help and the useful link added. However, my Stata 9.2. seems unable to run xtivreg2, just as found by other colleagues (found in the archive of the statalist). >xtivreg2 ... ... , fe small >Error - must have ivreg2 (or ivreg28, for Stata 8 users) version 2.1.15 or greater installed I have tried everything, even reinstalling all ivreg2 files (ivreg2 works at its best) and then again xtivreg2. Nothing, always the same message of "Error". I need a new help... Thanks in advance! Robert ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------- The help files for -ivreg2- and -xtivreg2- have a lot of worked examples using real data. There is also a discussion at http://pped.org/stata/ciwod.pdf, page 14, that has a cross-sectional example: use http://fmwww.bc.edu/ec-p/data/wooldridge/card, clear loc x "exper* smsa* south mar black reg662-reg669" reg lw educ 'x' ivreg2 lw 'x' (educ=nearc2 nearc4), first endog(educ) ivreg2 lw 'x' (educ=nearc2 nearc4), gmm ivreg2 lw 'x' (educ=nearc2 nearc4), liml but note from the earlier discussion in that paper and the papers describing -ivreg2- that you do not run two regressions in practice, and that all the exogenous regressors (x, presuming g is a fixed effect and w is an error term) in your example are included in the first stage. So, making a dataset with names that match yours: webuse psidextract, clear ren lw h ren wks d ren union x ren occ z and comparing the naive two-stage estimator and the correct one-step estimator: xtreg h d x z, fe i(id) g ok=e(sample) xtreg d x z if ok, fe i(id) predict dhat if ok xtreg h dhat x if ok, fe i(id) xtivreg h x (d=z), fe i(id) should produce identical point estimates but very different inferences. The last line is the "string" you requested, but I prefer xtivreg2 h x (d=z), fe i(id) cl(id) for reasons discussed in http://pped.org/stata/ciwod.pdf, and elsewhere. On Nov 11, 2007 5:40 AM, <robertjbrienza@aol.com> wrote: > I have a panel (cross-section time-series) of firm data and I need to > implement the following empirical model, by two-stage least squares. > > D_it = x_it z_it f_i u_it > H_it = D*_it x_it g_i w_it > > where: > > 1) x_it - is a set of regressors (hopefully) significant to both > equations > 2) z_it - is a set of regressors that are (hopefully) significant in > the determination of the first equation but not in the determination of > the second. > 3) D*_it - is the set of estimated values of D_it, from the first > equation. > > My problem is that the vector "x_it" is common to both equations! So, I > need to know how to set the model in Stata, with particular reference > to the implementation of instruments by ivreg (and/or ivreg2). I'm a > primer, and an example with the string to use would be of help for me. > Many thanks for your attention. > > Regards, > > Robert ________________________________________________________________________ Email and AIM finally together. You've gotta check out free AOL Mail! - http://mail.aol.com * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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