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Re: st: GOOGLE ANSWERS FORWARDED
I could not agree more--in this case, it seems as though someone is
charging for help that they are soliciting from a free source, and
says "Researchers are ready to answer your question for as little as
$2.50 -- usually within 24 hours" which I suppose is why "It's pretty
This is at least as objectionable as students seeking help on graded
On 3/22/06, n j cox <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> What is this?
> I propose three simple principles:
> 1. If someone wants to join Statalist and post to it, they should
> feel welcome, and they should read the FAQ to see how we operate.
> Nothing new there.
> 2. If someone wants to post something to Statalist on behalf of someone
> else, that's OK so long as they explicitly undertake to answer
> subsidiary questions and forward the answers.
> 3. Otherwise I see zero point in answering questions like this, as
> we have no assurances of an answer being seen, or "someone" or "Martin"
> answering any questions it raises. The appeal to urgency is also
> From: email@example.com
> Subject: st: GOOGLE ANSWERS FORWARDED
> Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 10:34:11 -0500
> Someone @ google answers asks:
> Ok, I'm trying to run a
> fixed-effects panel in stata.
> My regression: (where var1 is the
> depend. variable)
> (PLEASE SEE DATA AT END) - Data
> pasted from excel into stata via
> Stata commands were as follows:
> "tsset id year"
> "gen var1 = ln(x3)"
> "gen var2 = ln(var 1[_n-1])" ie.
> require ln(x3 i,t-1)
> "gen var3 = ln(x2)"
> "gen var4 = ln(5 +x1)"
> xtreg var1 var2 var3 var4, i(id), fe
> Now for the coefficient on var2 I
> get 0.177, and I'm looking for
> something around the 0.5 region.
> I've gone wrong somewhere - can
> someone please help???
> It's pretty urgent as I need this by
> Thursday morning at latest. If it
> helps, I'm trying to estiamte the
> model on page 1146 for OECD
> countries, (but with my own data) in
> Islam's paper: "Growth Empirics:
> A Panel Data Approach" (1995)
> I'm online all the time, so if
> necessarty, I can clarify things
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