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st: sargan test and hansen j statistic- xtabond2

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Subject   st: sargan test and hansen j statistic- xtabond2
Date   Fri, 20 Feb 2009 08:41:40 +1000


I am trying to run xtabond2 ( on an unbalanced panel that has 74 countries from 1980 to 2006.
Regardless of how I alter the lag structure of the my lagged DV, I obtain a non-significant hansen J statistic and a significant sargan statistic. The hansen test performs best if I limit the number of instruments that I am using. I know that these tests are crucial in the argument that the instruments being used are exogenous but do I need to find consistent results using both tests?

here is an example of the commands I am using:
xtabond2 sq_FemalesASR iGini ilog_healthpercap ilog_unieduexp ilog_fert ilog_eduexpGDPpercap year totalG, r two gmm(sq_FemalesASR, lag(1 2)) iv(iGini year ilog_healthpercap ilog_unieduexp ilog_fert ilog_eduexp GDPpercap  year totalG)

** I have also tried this using 'collapse' after the gmm variable.

Thanks for the help in advance,


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