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Re: st: Calculating margins after biprobit

From   urbain thierry YOGO <>
Subject   Re: st: Calculating margins after biprobit
Date   Mon, 5 Dec 2011 21:37:41 +0100

Try the following command
margins, dydx(_all) post
this is equivalent to  mfx compute, predict(p11) with
(p11)=(depvar1=1, depvar2=1)
however a simple and general way is the following

The marginal effects for, Pr(depvar1=1, depvar2=1), are
mfx compute, predict(p11)
The marginal effects for Pr(depvar1=1, depvar2=0) are
mfx compute, predict(p10)
The marginal effects for Pr(depvar1=0, depvar2=1) are
mfx compute, predict(p01)
The marginal effects for Pr(depvar1=0, depvar2=0) are
mfx compute, predict(p00)

2011/12/5, Wakeman, Simon <>:
> I am investigating the effect of a binary variable X on a binary variable Y,
> where X is potentially endogenous. I estimated a biprobit:
>  biprobit (Y = X ) (X = Z).
> However, when I use the following margins command
>  margins, dydx(X) over(X)
> I get the error message:
> "default prediction is a function of possibly stochastic quantities other
> than e(b)"
> I also tried mfx but it does not seem to produce a marginal effect for X.
> I would much appreciate if anyone can tell me how to obtain the marginal
> effect of X on Y.
> Thanks for your help.
> Simon
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