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st: Interpreting Regression estimate

From   Gabriel Nicolás Michelena <>
Subject   st: Interpreting Regression estimate
Date   Mon, 23 May 2011 17:39:25 -0300 (ART)

Hi statalisters,

I have a Panel Data model where the dependent variable is the growth
rate of industrial Output (dln Y), whereas the dependent variable is the
real exchange rate in logs(ln RER). What I try to analyze is whether a
depreciated exchange rate has a positive or negative effect on
industrial output growth.

My specific question is about how to correctly interpret the estimated
effect, given that the dependent variable is on log differences, while
the independent is in logs.  In this case, an increase in the RER imply a currency aprecciation (Foreign
currency/Local Currency).

The beta coeficients associated to the Ln RER is = -0.486

I´ll apreciate any comment.



Lic. Gabriel Michelena

Centro de Economía Internacional

Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Comercio Internacional y Culto

Esmeralda 1212 - 2° Piso - Oficina 201

Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires. ( C100 7ABR ) Argentina

Tel: (+5411) 4819-7000. Interno 7485

Fax: (+5411) 4819-7484



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