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Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu> |

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st: re: z-score as a dependent variable |

Date |
Fri, 16 Nov 2007 13:25:14 -0500 |

Ana said

Sorry to jump into this but I dont see whay Dan cannot

use z-scores as a dependent variable, even if z-scores

are standarized. Wouldnt it depend on which are the

independent variables used?

No, no reason why not, and it actually doesn't depend on the regressors. If you run

z(y) = a + b X + u

b is the number of standard deviations of y in response to a one unit change in X. If that makes sense as a way to express dY/dX, fine. If you run

z(y) = b z(X) + u

you are calculating the 'beta coefficient', i.e. regress y X, beta.

Kit Baum, Boston College Economics and DIW Berlin

http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html

An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata:

http://www.stata-press.com/books/imeus.html

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