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Re: Re: st: instrumental variable estimation problems

From   Tunga Kantarci <>
Subject   Re: Re: st: instrumental variable estimation problems
Date   Sat, 5 Dec 2009 20:54:17 +0100


Sorry, that it is ivreg or ivreg2, does not answer any of my questions.

Hello Tunga,
if you use the command "ivreg2", and read the help file , you can
find how to test the endogeneity and overidentification.
For your second question with ivregress, you need to use an option
"2sls" after the command ivregress. But any way, it is better to use
ivreg2 for all your questions.

Ekrem Kalkan

2009/12/4 Tunga Kantarci <>:
> Hello,
> I use Stata 10 and I would like to ask three questions regarding the iv
> estimation with Stata.
> Question 1
> Suppose we have the following model:
> depend = b1 + b2 endo + u
> I want to test if endo is endogenous. The procedure is that you obtain the
> IV estimates of b1 and b2 and then obtain the residuals. Here the point is
> that the residuals are obtained using the variable 'endo' and not the
> 'predicted endo' from the first stage of the TSLS.
> My question is this: We obtain the IV estimates with the following
> ivreg depend (endo = instone insttwo) exo
> where depend is the dependent variable, endo is the suspicios endogenous
> variable and we have two instruments for it. exo is just an exogenous
> variable. I first run this regression. This produces IV estimates for b1
> b2. Then I want to get the residuals using these two estimates and the
> variable 'endo'. Is it ok if I just use the command "predict resid,
> residuals"? Or is this command producing residuals using the IV estimates
> b1 and b2 and the variable 'predicted endo'?
> Question 2
> When I type ivregress instead of ivreg (while running the model ivreg
> (endo = instone insttwo) exo) Stata gives the following error: depend not
> valid estimator. What is the problem here? When I type ivreg it works,
> I type ivregress I get this error.
> Question 3
> When I type "estat overid" after I run the iv regression I get the
> error: "invalid subcommand overid". Why estat overid command does not
> Thanks.

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