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re: Re: st: coefficient test in different regression models

From   Christopher F Baum <>
To   <>
Subject   re: Re: st: coefficient test in different regression models
Date   Mon, 4 Oct 2010 13:55:01 -0400

Maarten suggests estimating the two models by pooling. Not a bad idea, but it does impose one additional constraint: that the sigma^2 are the same across equations. For that reason one should at minimum use robust VCE in that case.

An alternative is to use -suest-. Notice that you estimate the individual equations with classical VCE and apply robust on -suest- if desired.

Note that the two approaches yield very similar p-values in this case. It might be interesting to do some simulations of the two approaches to see where they will agree or differ, but with the addition of -robust- Maarten's approach seems to be in line with what -suest- reports.

sysuse auto, clear
constraint 1  _b[1.foreign#c.mpg] = 0
cnsreg price c.mpg#i.foreign   ///
             c.rep78#i.foreign ///
             i.foreign, constr(1) robust

test _b[0b.foreign#c.rep78] = _b[1.foreign#c.rep78]

qui reg price mpg rep78 if !foreign
est sto dom
qui reg price rep78 if foreign
est sto for
suest dom for, robust
test [dom_mean]rep78 = [for_mean]rep78


Kit Baum   |   Boston College Economics and DIW Berlin   |
An Introduction to Stata Programming   |
An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata   |

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