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st: AW: RE: estimating an unbalanced panel

From   Maarten buis <[email protected]>
To   stata list <[email protected]>
Subject   st: AW: RE: estimating an unbalanced panel
Date   Wed, 23 Jan 2008 15:16:00 +0000 (GMT)

Jessica Oelschlaeger wrote:
> My "doctor father" (supervisor) mentioned to me that in some
> statistics packages there is a way to use every observation available
> (but he doesn't use Stata), whereas I think Stata makes some kind of
> balanced panel out of my dataset when there are missing observations
> for one country i at time t, i.e. doesn't use any of the observations
> available for i at time t because of the missings.

Are you using -xtreg- with the -fe- option to estimate your fixed
effects model?

-- Maarten

Maarten L. Buis
Department of Social Research Methodology
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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The Netherlands

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