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RE: st: Heckman (sample-selecton) models and tests of model "adequacy"

Subject   RE: st: Heckman (sample-selecton) models and tests of model "adequacy"
Date   Tue, 6 Apr 2004 08:06:16 +0200

As I understand it, a significant rho means that the two equations are
correlated, and this justifies the Heckman procedure. If Rho is not
significant, the (simpler) two-part model will suffice.


                      "Subhash Pokhrel"                                                                                                           
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Dear Chris,

I have similar problem. I wonder why the reviewer was not happy with the
significance of rho (i'm sure you did report it). Any comment on that?

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Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2004 12:51:51 +0200
Subject: st: Heckman (sample-selecton) models and tests of model "adequacy"


A reviewer has asked me to perform some "model adequacy" tests of my
selecton model, i.e. a probit and a OLS regression conditional on
yes" in the probit.

I interpret this as he or she wants som measures of "model fit" (other than
the standard output) and possibly some measures that have to do with
diagnostic tests and/or specification tests?

The -findit- command did not help me here, so therefore: Any help to carry
out some of these tasks is appreciated.


Christer Thrane, dr.polit.
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