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Re: st: predicted marginal effects for sample


From   john sanders <desmochada@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: predicted marginal effects for sample
Date   Sun, 4 Dec 2011 21:18:07 -0500

Thank you Steve,

Unfortunately, I was not able to find a solution in the help file or
manual, which is why I am asking here.

I simply want to generate a variable which contains the predicted
marginal effect of model.

For the linear prediction, I would simply type:
reg demand c.distance##c.price##c.price
predict demand_hat, xb

I want to do something similar for the marginal effect of price:
reg demand c.distance##c.price##c.price
margins , dydx(price)

To calculate the predictive margins, I could simply generate a new variable:
gen demand_change=distance*_b[c.distance#c.price]+2*price*_b[c.price#c.price]+2*distance*price*_b[c.distance#c.price#c.price]

I was simply wondering if margins had this automated.




On Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 8:29 PM, Steve Samuels <sjsamuels@gmail.com> wrote:
> No, it is not possible with -predict-, at least not without a lot of work.  Yes it is possible with -margins-. The -help- and manual will show you how.
>
> Steve
>
> On Dec 4, 2011, at 6:31 PM, john sanders wrote:
>
> I am running a simple linear regression model with some interaction
> terms of the following nature:
>
> reg demand c.distance##c.price##c.price
>
> I want to use the model parameters to predict the marginal effect of a
> price change for every observation in the data (i.e. instead of the
> linear prediction, I want the marginal effect for each observation).
>
> Is this possible using the margins command? I could certainly code
> this up, but I was wondering if there was a "predict" analogue to the
> margins command.
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