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From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: AW: Box-Cox double hurdle
Date   Mon, 17 Aug 2009 22:54:03 +0200

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" Please help me find the way out of this problem."



Please help us find your Moffatt (2005)...


HTH
Martin

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Patrick
Hitayezu
Gesendet: Montag, 17. August 2009 22:50
An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Cc: p.moffatt@uea.ac.uk
Betreff: st: Box-Cox double hurdle

Dear All,

I am trying to estimate a Box-Cox Double-Hurdle model using the code
provided by Moffatt (2005). I have set the value of lambda at 0.7 and the
seed at 12678741. I have 17 variables in my model and 514 observations. The
dependent variable in my model exhibits a strong positive skewness (to
justify the use of the Box-Cox DH). Tobit and Double-Hurdle results (before
Box-Cox transformation) are running well with some significant p-values.
However, I am encountering problems after Box-Cox transformation as follows:

1. NONE of the p-values in the Box-Cox tobit is turning out to be
significant and the Prob > chi2 = 1.0000 !?

2. The Box-Cox p-tobit is reporting this error:

initial:       log likelihood =     -<inf>  (could not be evaluated)
could not find feasible values
r(491);

2. ALL the p-values in eq1 of the Box-Cox Double Hurdle are insignificant
and the Prob > chi2 = 1.0000 !?

Please help me find the way out of this problem.

Regards,
Patrick


      

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