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# Re: st: GMM error (bug in Stata?)

 From John Antonakis To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: GMM error (bug in Stata?) Date Sun, 30 Oct 2011 06:54:11 +0100

```Hi Stas (and Cam):

```
Thanks for the follow-up but its not the number of clusters that is causing the problem; I have 418 of them (refers to the output of the first note:
```
Here is the output from the first gmm estimation:
Step 1
Iteration 0:   GMM criterion Q(b) =  13.184222
Iteration 1:   GMM criterion Q(b) =  1.497e-26
Iteration 2:   GMM criterion Q(b) =  4.387e-32

Step 2
Iteration 0:   GMM criterion Q(b) =  4.314e-33
Iteration 1:   GMM criterion Q(b) =  4.314e-33  (backed up)

GMM estimation

Number of parameters =  14
Number of moments    =  14
```
Initial weight matrix: Unadjusted Number of obs = 3344
```GMM weight matrix:     Cluster (lead_n)

```
```------------------------------------------------------------------------------
|               Robust
```
| Coef. Std. Err. z P>|z| [95% Conf. Interval]
```-------------+----------------------------------------------------------------
```
/b1 | 1.049204 .0549893 19.08 0.000 .9414266 1.156981 /b2 | 1.078344 .0586466 18.39 0.000 .9633983 1.193289 /b3 | .9043237 .0616768 14.66 0.000 .7834394 1.025208 /b4 | 1.04687 .0528909 19.79 0.000 .9432057 1.150534 /b5 | 1.043876 .0569363 18.33 0.000 .9322833 1.155469 /b6 | 1.01851 .0592967 17.18 0.000 .9022906 1.134729 /b7 | .9258437 .0602654 15.36 0.000 .8077256 1.043962 /b8 | .9485584 .0553715 17.13 0.000 .8400322 1.057085 /b9 | 1.066044 .0601146 17.73 0.000 .9482216 1.183867 /b10 | 1.075929 .0577217 18.64 0.000 .9627967 1.189062 /b11 | 1.017601 .0614807 16.55 0.000 .8971007 1.138101 /b12 | -.9610472 .0526738 -18.25 0.000 -1.064286 -.8578085 /b13 | -.9627249 .0589321 -16.34 0.000 -1.07823 -.8472202 /b0 | -.1096011 .0587362 -1.87 0.062 -.2247219 .0055198
```------------------------------------------------------------------------------
```
Instruments for equation 1: x_fe1 x_fe2 x_fe3 x_fe4 x_fe5 x_fe6 x_fe7 x_fe8 x_fe9 x_fe10
```    x_fe11 x_fe12 x_fe13 _cons

Here's the output from the second gmm estimation:

Step 1
Iteration 0:   GMM criterion Q(b) =  12.045213
Iteration 1:   GMM criterion Q(b) =  2.209e-26
Iteration 2:   GMM criterion Q(b) =  1.786e-32

Step 2
Iteration 0:   GMM criterion Q(b) =  1.883e-33
Iteration 1:   GMM criterion Q(b) =  1.656e-33

GMM estimation

Number of parameters =  14
Number of moments    =  14
```
Initial weight matrix: Unadjusted Number of obs = 3344
```GMM weight matrix:     Cluster (lead_n)

```
```------------------------------------------------------------------------------
|               Robust
```
| Coef. Std. Err. z P>|z| [95% Conf. Interval]
```-------------+----------------------------------------------------------------
```
/c1 | .9598146 .0517448 18.55 0.000 .8583967 1.061232 /c2 | .9256337 .0535588 17.28 0.000 .8206605 1.030607 /c3 | .8305105 .0582733 14.25 0.000 .7162969 .9447241 /c4 | .956631 .0482825 19.81 0.000 .8619991 1.051263 /c5 | .9736638 .053159 18.32 0.000 .8694742 1.077853 /c6 | .9493385 .0541098 17.54 0.000 .8432853 1.055392 /c7 | .8518398 .0555893 15.32 0.000 .7428867 .9607929 /c8 | .8813955 .051279 17.19 0.000 .7808906 .9819004 /c9 | .9793823 .0518981 18.87 0.000 .877664 1.081101 /c10 | .9923967 .0533734 18.59 0.000 .8877868 1.097007 /c11 | .8911549 .0555809 16.03 0.000 .7822183 1.000092 /c12 | -.865805 .0502334 -17.24 0.000 -.9642607 -.7673493 /c13 | -.8909156 .0537489 -16.58 0.000 -.9962615 -.7855697 /c0 | -.1046114 .0564682 -1.85 0.064 -.2152871 .0060643
```------------------------------------------------------------------------------
```
Instruments for equation 1: x_clus1 x_clus2 x_clus3 x_clus4 x_clus5 x_clus6 x_clus7 x_clus8
```    x_clus9 x_clus10 x_clus11 x_clus12 x_clus13 _cons

Best,
J.

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On 30.10.2011 00:40, Stas Kolenikov wrote:
> John,
>
> how many clusters do you have? May be you are running out of clusters
> in estimation of the weight matrix if you have fewer clusters than
> parameters.
>
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> On Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 11:56 AM, John Antonakis <John.Antonakis@unil.ch> wrote: >> The goal of my estimation procedure is to make cross model comparison, where >> the model have different instruments ( and given the clustering I have, I
```>> want to have a generalized Hausman test hence the use of gmm). I want to
>> show that the second stage estimates don't change when I change the
>> instruments....it's a simulation study I am working on, hence the
>> "strangeness".

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