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RE: st: How do I define this data as a panel?


From   "Shahzad, Muhammad" <alishahzad@ou.edu>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: How do I define this data as a panel?
Date   Sun, 16 Nov 2008 12:26:07 -0600

Thanks Howard,

I followed your advice and generated the new variable, however, I'm still unable to define the panel:

. gen CountryComp=country+"_"+company_name
. encode CountryComp, gen(CC)
. xtset CC year
repeated time values within panel
r(451);

Regards

Ali Shahzad
alishahzad@ou.edu
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From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Howard Lempel [HLempel@brookings.edu]
Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2008 12:13 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: RE: st: How do I define this data as a panel?

Hi ALi,

A quick hack would be to combine your country and company variables into a countrycomp variable, so you can uniquely identify observations with countrycomp and year.  I don't have access to Stata right now, so I can't check this, but try the following:

gen countrycomp = country + " " + company
xtset countrycomp year


Hope this helps.
Howie
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From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Shahzad, Muhammad [alishahzad@ou.edu]
Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2008 12:58 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: RE: st: How do I define this data as a panel?

Thanks for a prompt response, it's really appreciated.

Using country just as the panel "id" variable works. Using company, per your suggestion worked too. However I'm still unable to define the time dimension using either country or company in conjunction with year. For example:

xtset country year

or

xtset company year

both result in the "repeated time values within panel" message.

I have checked and I have zero missing observations on country, company and year. A --duplicates-- command found 0 observations. Suggestions on where else to look in my data for problems are most welcome.

Thanks & Regards

Ali Shahzad
alishahzad@ou.edu
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From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of c.boeber@uni-hohenheim.de [c.boeber@uni-hohenheim.de]
Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2008 11:19 AM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: How do I define this data as a panel?

Hello Ali,

Year and Company should uniquely identify your observations. So do you
really need Country as identifier in your analysis? If not take
Company as "id"-variable and Year as "time"-dimension.

Best regards

Christian

Zitat von "Shahzad, Muhammad" <alishahzad@ou.edu>:

> Hello,
>
> My data has the following "shape":
>
> Country           Year     Company         Industry        Variables
> Country1        2000    CompanyA        IndX            V1      V2      VN
> Country1        2000    CompanyB        IndY            V1      V2      VN
> Country1        2001    CompanyA        IndX            V1      V2      VN
> ...
> Country1        2006    CompanyD        IndZ            V1      V2      VN
> .
> Country2        2000    CompanyB        IndY            V1      V2      VN
> ..
> Country2        2006    CompanyJ        IndX            V1      V2      VN
> ...
> CountryN        2006    CompanyN        IndN            V1      V2      VN
>
>
> When I try to define it as a panel using country and year as the
> panel and time variables respectively, I get the error message "
> repeated time values in sample". Obviously the combination of
> country and year is not uniquely defining each observation. What
> should I do in this case to define this data as a panel in order to
> utilize the --xt-- family of commands?
>
> Your help and suggestions are appreciated.
>
> Regards
>
> Ali Shahzad
> alishahzad@ou.edu
>
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