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st: Interpretation of dummy variables in fixed-effects regression


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   stata list <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Interpretation of dummy variables in fixed-effects regression
Date   Thu, 6 Dec 2007 17:41:11 +0000 (GMT)

> I am running a simple fixed effects regression manually using dummy
> variables in OLS with clustered standard errors.  I need to figure
out a
> way to find a sort of "global average" constant term. 

This is what is known as effect coding, -xi3- can automate making the
relevant variables for you. see:
http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/Stata/faq/xi3.htm

Hope this helps,
Maarten

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http://home.fsw.vu.nl/m.buis/
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