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Re: st: Autocorrelation in Panel Data, xtregar and xtreg

From   Nick Cox <>
To   "" <>
Subject   Re: st: Autocorrelation in Panel Data, xtregar and xtreg
Date   Mon, 8 Apr 2013 10:51:35 +0100

Sorry, but I don't practise panel data econometrics and have no advice
on your major question, beyond suggestions that your time series look
rather short and to check for trend as well as autocorrelation.

I am always puzzled by the implication that autocorrelation in time
series is a surprise and a nuisance, but everything depends on your

Besides, there are many people who are experts in that field and they
should be able to give good advice.


On 8 April 2013 10:44, Massimiliano Sassone
<> wrote:
> Dear Nick,
> Thank you for pointing out the linguistic imprecision.
> I am aware of the fact that my knowledge is very limited, but I aim at
> improving and learning the theories and how to use Stata to apply
> them.
> I understand that language is an important part of the scientific
> fields, therefore, I will remember to use the correct expression next
> time, and be consistent in the future.
> Regarding the Wooldridge test, how would you interpret the results?
> Considering my ignorance on the topic, I would really appreciate your advice.
> Thank you very much
> Massimiliano (Max) Sassone
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