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Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu> |

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re: st: Question about options in "xtreg, re" |

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Wed, 26 Nov 2008 15:48:32 -0500 |

< > Maarten said > And I am running a xtreg, re. I need to suppress the intercept. > However Stata 10 doesn't allow this option. Is there a rationale for > this ? I always think of random effects a way of estimating for each group a separate intercept in terms of a deviation from the intercept reported in the main table by -xtreg, re-. (These intercepts aren't estimated directly, but are represented as a distribution.) Given this way of thinking about a random effects model, I would be very reluctant to suppress the intercept.

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 * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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