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st: Recovering Jacobian from gmm estimate


From   Tony Stata <tony.stata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Recovering Jacobian from gmm estimate
Date   Fri, 4 Oct 2013 10:52:03 -0500

Hello everyone,

To calculate the asymptotic variance of the gmm estimate, Stata
numerically calculates the Jacobian matrix (unless the analytic
derivatives are supplied manually). What is the best way to recover
this matrix and store it locally?

A few comments:

(i) For reference, I'm referring to the G_bar(Beta_hat) matrix in
equation 5 in the gmm section of the Stata Reference Manual (Release
12)

(ii) It would be possible to numerically calculate the Jacobian after
estimation, but that could be computationally costly, and Stata has
already done that computation, so it would be nice to avoid that
redundancy

(iii) From what I can tell, all the other matrices in the asymptotic
variance calculation are being saved in e() by gmm: e(W) is the weight
matrix, e(S) is the moment var-cov matrix, and e(V) is the parameter
var-cov matrix, but I can't find the Jacobian

Thanks!
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