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st: re: overid

From   Kit Baum <>
Subject   st: re: overid
Date   Mon, 30 Nov 2009 19:33:58 -0500

An earlier exchange discussed the behavior of overidentification test statistics via -overid- (SSC: Baum, Schaffer, Stillman & Wiggins) after -reg3- and -reg3, 2sls-. We have corresponded StataCorp developers, and they have pointed out that some of the differences we identified were arising because of degrees-of-freedom adjustments. If the -2sls- option on -reg3- is used, the -nodfk- option should also be invoked. Then reg3, applied to a single equation, will yield the same Sargan statistic as single-equation estimation via -ivreg2- or -ivregress-. 

If -reg3- is used to estimate multiple equations, its estimated coefficients and covariance matrix will differ if the -2sls- option is specified (w/w/o -nodfk-). In that instance, the Sargan statistic after -reg3, 2sls- will not match that of -overid- after -reg3, 3sls-. If the full 3SLS estimator is used, the Sargan statistics of -ivreg2-, -ivregress- and -reg3- will match.

As far as we can see, both official -reg3- and user-written -overid- after -reg3- are behaving perfectly.

Kit and Mark

Kit Baum   |   Boston College Economics & DIW Berlin   |
                              An Introduction to Stata Programming  |
   An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata  |

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