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st: new package -avg_effect- available from SSC


From   Christopher Robert <chris_robert@hksphd.harvard.edu>
To   statalist <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: new package -avg_effect- available from SSC
Date   Tue, 2 Nov 2010 09:45:38 -0400

Thanks to Kit Baum, -avg_effect- is now available from SSC.

avg_effect yvar1 yvar2 [ yvar3 ... ] [ if ], x(varlist)
effectvar(varlist) controltest(string) [ options ]

avg_effect follows Kling et al. (2004) and Clingingsmith et al. (2009)
in calculating average (standardized) effect size using the
seemingly-unrelated regression framework to account for covariance
across estimates.

To install, type -ssc install avg_effect-.

Clingingsmith, David, Khwaja, Asim Ijaz and Kremer, Michael (2009)
"Estimating the Impact of the Hajj: Religion and Tolerance in Islam's
Global Gathering,"
Quarterly Journal of Economics, 124(3), pp. 1133-1170.

Kling, Jeffrey R., Liebman, Jeffrey B., Katz, Lawrence F. and
Sanbonmatsu, Lisa (2004)
"Moving to Opportunity and Tranquility: Neighborhood Effects on Adult
Economic Self-Sufficiency and Health from a Randomized Housing Voucher
Experiment,"
KSG Working Paper No. RWP04-035,
Available from: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=588942.

Best,

Christopher Robert
Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University

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