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Re: st: RE: GMM estimation: restricting parameter estimates

From   Christopher Baum <>
To   "<>" <>
Subject   Re: st: RE: GMM estimation: restricting parameter estimates
Date   Thu, 6 Jun 2013 07:43:48 +0000

On Jun 6, 2013, at 8:33 AM, Mark

> You could try a variation on a trick that is sometimes used in code to restrict the range of parameter values.  Instead of estimating a and b you could estimate 1/a and 1/b.  Or some other function that prevents Stata (not "STATA" btw) from deciding on exact zeros as solutions.
> For an example of how official Stata code does something similar, have a look at the manual entry for -heckman- and in particular the discussion of how rho is estimated.

There is also a useful FAQ that discusses this sort of trickery.


Kit Baum   |   Boston College Economics & DIW Berlin   |
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