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st: Panel Data, timevar with gaps, Stationary series
I am just joining the list..for a couple of questions:
1) I have a panel dataset; my timevar has gaps (1977...1984, then jump to
1986 each two years), but i want to tell stata that the series have no
gaps, because i want to deal with spells. How to do? i have just created a
variable "spell" (without using tsspell) and i gave it a sequence of
numbers (from 1 up to 18), just to set (tsset) my timevar the spell
variable; could this procedure be correct? I do not know how, otherwise,
tell stata that my series has no gaps..How to do?
2)then, i have to perform stationary test; one feasible for me is the Im,
Pesaran and Shin (ipshin), but this test only works throughout all the
sample (i.e. using all the time variables) if there are no gaps; could I
use as timevar my "spell" var, above described? Could there be some
problems, related to the fact that my original series has gaps and i
replaced it with one without? or better, for instance, i have yearly data
from 1977 to 1984, then from 1986 to 2004 I have data each two years (i.e.
1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, and so on), but i set continously my spell
variable (1...18). could I perform my test?what could be the problems?
thanks a lot for helping me.
University of Sussex, Dept. of Economics
University of Napoli Parthenope, DSE
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BN2 4DN Brighton - UK
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