# RE: st: xtabond

 From "Dimova, Ralitza" To Subject RE: st: xtabond Date Thu, 18 Sep 2003 09:48:37 +0200

Mine and Mark,

I am glad you started this conversation, because I was a bit prejudiced about the flexibility of xtabond and never studied it enough to see there were so many possibilities. That's why I switched to the DPD, with which I think the advantage is that you can actually go through the program file and mechanically input all the instruments and other variables. I am a bit under pressure now, and would also like to learn more about the xtabond and read the rest of the correspondence. Shall be back to you soon.

Ralitza

-----Original Message-----
From: Mine Zeynep Senses [mailto:msenses@umich.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 7:01 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: xtabond

yes!!! this makes a lot of sense!!! and I think thats the thing I was
trying to get at initialy... yeardum* cash_k: the valid instrument is
yeardum*cash_klag(1), yeardum*cash_klag(2)... which is as you say exactly
the same as using lags of cash as instruments!!! your explanation made me
better understand why this is the case!! seperate thanks for that...

do you know if I can do that with stata??? I think stata does not let you
specify the instruments that way... but I am not sure...
thanks again...
mine

PS: Also adding the interaction variable, makes cash_k variable in the
regression  redundant, it looks like. Am I write on that?

> I think this is the key point.  What is the appropriate set of lags
> for the interaction of year and cash_k?
>
> My first reaction would be to say lag(1) of year * lag(1) of cash_k =
> lag(1) of cash_k, lag(2) of year * lag(2) of cash_k = lag(2) of
> cash_k, and so forth.  That is, if the year dummy = 1 this year, then
> the lagged dummy = 1 last year.  This implies that you can't use lags
> of interacted variable yearcash_k for instruments, you use lags of
>
> Does this make sense?
>
> --Mark
>
> > In the literature people usually interact cash variable with
> > a size dummy or something, which is time invariant, and then there is no
> > problem doing it that way...
> > But if you think I am not right on this, Iwill be happy to hear why since
> > I got very good results doing it that way and I will be happy to keep
> > those results!!!
> > best,
> > mine
> >
> > > > > I have a question regarding the xtabond command. I am using:
> > > > > xi: xtabond  investment_2, lags(1) maxlags(3) pre(sales_k, lag(0,3))
> > > > > pre(cash_k, lag(0,3)) diffvars(i.year i.industry)
> > > > >
> > > > > I want to add an interaction variable:  year*cash_k. Year is a dummy
> > > > > variable and cash_k is predetermined. So what i would like is to
> > > > > instrument this variable with year*cash_k(lag) etc. Defining it
> > > > > predetermined will use (year*cash_k)(lag) which is probably not right.
> > >
> > > Can you explain why you think this isn't right?  Put another way, I
> > > don't see why you can't define a new variable called yearcash_k which
> > > is the interaction of year and cash_k and simply work with that.
> >
> >
> > >
> > > --Mark
> > >
> > > > >
> > > > > is there a way to do this? I will appreciate any help.
> > > > > mine
> > > >
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