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Re: st: Panel dynamic OLS

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: Panel dynamic OLS
Date   Fri, 6 May 2011 07:37:01 +0100

Good practice on this list is to give full references

and to explain where user-written programs you refer to come from

-xtdolshm- is from SSC.


On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 7:13 AM,  <> wrote:

> I have been trying to find out whether panel DOLS such as that of Kao and
> Chiang (2000) and/or Mark and Sul (2003) be performed in Stata. It turns
> out a third-party contributor has written the Kao and Chiang panel DOLS
> with homogenous covariance structure called xtdolshm.
> I have a few general and specific queries which would really appreciate
> some (any) advice:
> 1) Can panel DOLS be performed via existing Stata commands like xtreg,
> xi:reg or etc? That is an user just add the lags and leads first
> differences of the suspected cointegrated variables in the estimated
> equation.
> 2) Are the standard errors produced in xtdolshm robust to
> heteroskedasticity and autocorrelation? Is this a concern at all in a
> panel time-series estimation as opposed to a typical large N small T
> panels?  If it is and the standard errors are not corrected, can one
> derive (and how) from existing information the Newey hetero and autor or
> any other corrected errors?
> 3) If (2) is not feasible or straightforward, would varying the leads and
> lags of the cointegrated variables be a reasonable robustness check on the
> statistical significance of a variable of interest? Say we start with
> 1-lead, 1-lag, then change to 2-lead, 2-lag and so on, to see whether the
> significance of say x1 (in a y x1 x2 x3 equation) changes. We will rely on
> the results of higher leads and lags, presumably because they can better
> address the hetero and autor concerns.
> 4) Can the existing xtdolshm incorporate time specific effects or other
> deterministic regressors? If so, how does one write this out?

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