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Re: st: error message in biprobit

From   "Marc F. Bellemare" <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: error message in biprobit
Date   Thu, 25 Nov 2004 14:58:42 -0500

The problem is that the initial values that Stata plugs into your likelihood function are not feasible. My hunch is that you'll have to use the -ml- set of commands and program a bivariate probit yourself so as to be able to tweak the algorithm so that (i) it has feasible initial values; and (ii) converges.

I hope this helps,


At 05:58 PM 11/25/2004 -0300, you wrote:

Dear statlisters,
I'm estimating several bivariate probit model using the biprobit
In some of them I recieve the follwing error message:

"initial values not feasible"

Does this mean that I can't estimate those models?
Does anybody know how this can be solved?


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Marc F. Bellemare
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Applied Economics and Management
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-7801

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