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st: Re: heteroskedasticity,autocorrelation and fixed effects

From   "Scott Merryman" <[email protected]>
To   <[email protected]>
Subject   st: Re: heteroskedasticity,autocorrelation and fixed effects
Date   Thu, 24 Apr 2003 18:10:28 -0500

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From: "naveeda salam" <[email protected]>
To: <[email protected]>
Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2003 4:14 AM
Subject: st: heteroskedasticity,autocorrelation and fixed effects

> Hi,
> i am trying to calculate the productivity  at the
> industry and firm level data. According to the
> literature, productivity is taken as the unexplained
> part ie. residual.
> Since i am working with fixed effects model and taking
> the u, the fixed effects as indicators of
> productivity, of a specific industry or firm.
> Working with Xtregar-fe command, i see that rho-ar has
> returned with a very high value ie. .71, i suppose
> this is indicative of autocorrelation in residulas,
> and high number means  high degree of autocorrelation.
> My question is , does the output with Xtregar-fe, has
> corrected for this autocorrelation, and if not , how
> to do it?

After rho is estimated it uses a Cochrane-Orcutt method on each panel.  You
notice that the number of obersvations has fallen by the number of panels.

> Secondly, while working with xtregar, is there any
> test which can predict for heteroskedasticity and any
> method which can correct for it? i think, lrtest is
> possible after xtgls but not with xtregar?
> I am interested in extracting fixed effects but at the
> same time correcting for autocorrelation and
> heteroskedasticity!

There is a potential identification problem using the fixed effects as a
measure of efficiency.    Any time-invariant firm specific effects will show
up in the fixed effects estimates, confounding the efficiency estimates.
You might want to take a look at -xtfrontier-


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