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Re: st: Instrumental Variable

From   John Antonakis <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: Instrumental Variable
Date   Fri, 30 Sep 2011 16:47:02 +0200


Try reading up on "institutional quality" (and how economists usually instrument that); the opposite of that is, really, "corruption."



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On 30.09.2011 15:00, Eric Uslaner wrote:
On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 3:02 AM, donsaane<[email protected]>  wrote:

I have an endogeneity problem with one my variables : corruption and I want
to control it with an instrumental variable: amount of bribes averages per

Is there any stata command to compute the average ? How can I construct my
instrumental variable?
Sorry, but trying to instrument corruption with bribes paid is like trying to instrument Fahrenheit temperature with Celsius (from someone who has published a university press book on corruption).  Find a better instrument.

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