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Nirina F <fstata@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
st: ivreg2, cluster vs. state fixed effects |

Date |
Thu, 11 Feb 2010 07:28:29 -0500 |

Dear all, I am estimating a 2SLS for the following equation from a microdata at individual level: Y = b0+ b1*X1 +X2 ' *b2 where Y and X1 are dummy variables and X1 is endogenous and will be instrumented with Z. X2 is a vector of control variables. I only have one instrument and it is from a state level data because it is the number of hospitals that the individual has in her state. Therefore, I cannot use state-fixed effects anymore as otherwise, Z will get dropped automatically due to collinearity. Therefore, the model isn't identified with state effects, because implicitly, I am using state as IV. I am thinking of clustering the standard errors on state, so am I right to just run the following? ivreg2 y (x1=z) x2, cluster (state) I tried to put under cluster state dummies but I realized that I can only put one variable under cluster. So I am wondering how do people cluster by region-year level? because if we just gen a variable gen regyr=region*year and then put that variable under cluster then we might get trapped in the magic of multiplication. suppose my region is coded from 1 to 4 and year from 1 to 5, then 2*3=3*2=6 therefore I cannot say those who are from region 2 and born in 3 are in the same group as those who are from region 3 and born in year 2. Also, after clustering my coefficient on b1 became insignificant and decreased in value. This is the results I get from loneway of x1 against z (as may be you have other suggestions for me on how to deal with this identification problem?) loneway x1 z One-way Analysis of Variance for x1: Number of obs = 33385 R-squared = 0.1178 Source SS df MS F Prob > F ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Between z 903.19067 23 39.269159 193.61 0.0000 Within z 6766.5203 33361 .20282726 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total 7669.7109 33384 .22974212 Intraclass Asy. correlation S.E. [95% Conf. Interval] ------------------------------------------------ 0.12599 0.04266 0.04237 0.20961 Estimated SD of z effect .1709937 Estimated SD within z .4503635 Est. reliability of a z mean 0.99483 (evaluated at n=1336.11) Thank you in advance for your time and for your help, Nirina * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: ivreg2, cluster vs. state fixed effects***From:*Duha Altindag <daltin2@tigers.lsu.edu>

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