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st: AW: poisson distribution, transformed variables and implications for xtreg fe or re


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: AW: poisson distribution, transformed variables and implications for xtreg fe or re
Date   Mon, 2 Mar 2009 11:51:21 +0100

<> 

Austin Nichols had a couple of thoughts on the -poisson- thing in Chiacgo,
see page 22 of http://www.stata.com/meeting/snasug08/nichols_gmm.pdf
For the "best" transform, also see -h ladder-



HTH
Martin


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Dear statalist,
I have a query about using the poisson distribution and transformed
variables. I have a panel data set with mortality information (DV) from 74
countries from 1980 to 2006. I have transformed the DV using a square-root
transformation. Previously I have been estimating this DV using xtreg fe, re
and xtabond2. However, someone mentioned to me that I should try and use the
poisson distribution in my estimation techniques. I have tried this using
xtgee but this will not run on some of my clusters (due to missing data?).
Also, I am not sure whether I can run a dynamic model such as xtabond2 using
the poisson distrubution.
I have noticed that other research papers have not bothered to use a poisson
distribution and merely used transformed DV scores. Is it neccessary that I
use a poisson distribution?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated
Thanks
Allison

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