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p-hacking vs. parameter calibration?

I'm currently tasked in my job to design a Prospect Theory (here CPT-)index as mentioned in Barberis, Mukherjee and Wang (2016): "Prospect Theory and Stock Returns: An Empirical Test", see ...
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comparison of micro production functions

There are many different production function estimation methods, relevant for micro and firm data. For example Olley-Pakes, Levinsohn-Petrin, Ackerberg et al., Wooldridge etc. But does anyone know of ...
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How to econometrically identify perfect complements in production?

The production $$f(x_i,...,x_n)=\min\{x_i,...,x_n\}$$ is pretty straight forward and usually with smaller size data sets and can usually be picked up on rather quickly in an intuitive sense. ...
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R reproducible example, restrictions on cointegrating equations

The code given below estimates a VEC model with 4 cointegrating vectors. It is a reproducible code, so just copy and paste into your R console (or script editor). ...
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Is it possible to run a regression discontinuity design (RDD) with different treatment intensities?

My question arises from an arbitrary assignment rule which gives monetary transfers to cities in Colombia with a population of less than 25,000 inhabitants. However, the transfer varies between cities ...
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How to combine labor market time series when there is a methodological change that creates a break?

Any suggestions on how to combine time series of labor market variables (such as, for example, labor force participation) when there is a methodological change in the way the variable is calculated by ...
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Structural estimation

My understanding of structural estimation follows the lines beautifully lectured by Christophe Taber (U. of Wisconsin): Identify the policy question to be answered Write down a model that can ...
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Estimation technique: Independent variable (taxation) unknown

I am trying to estimate $\lambda$ from this equation: $(1+ t_t) = \left(\dfrac{C_t}{Y_t}\right)^{\frac{1-\lambda}{\lambda}}$ After taking logs and approximations, I get: $t_t \approx \left( \frac{1-...
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Every Submodular Valuation Can Be Represented as a Maximum of Additive Valuations

According to this paper, "every submodular function can be represented as a maximum of additive valuations." It gives an algebraic description as well, but I am having trouble internalizing ...
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How do we choose appropriate moment conditions for GMM estimation?

In certain conditions, especially with just-identified models, the appropriate moment conditions are in some sense obvious. This is the case, for instance, when we recover parameters from the linear ...
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Estimating excess probability

I have three players A,B,C, where C ideally functions as a baseline. They play different games (not against each other) and I can observe their win probability, for example P(A wins in game I) = 90%, ...
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Two-way fixed effects with two treatments and interaction between both treatments

I am interested in estimating the effect of two different treatments (T1 and T2) and the interaction of the two (T1 x T2) in a two-way fixed effects event-study design. Both T1 and T2 have a "...
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How to read/estimate Demand System on data

I have difficulties understanding the concept of Almost Ideal Demand System or, most probably, I have a problem of how to perform microeconomic estimates from data, in general... So my data look like ...
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Is autocorrelation and the number of clusters related in an ergodic process

I' ve come across two notions for the condition of (mean-) ergodicity and wonder whether and how they relate. (1) Let $ {X}_{t \ge 0} $ be a second order stationary process with (constant) mean $\mu$ ...
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Several questions on Simultaneous Equation Models

Question 1: Suppose I want to estimate the model $$ Y = \alpha_0 + \alpha_1 X_2 + \alpha_2 S + e $$ $$ S = \beta_1 X_1 + \beta_2 X_2 + e_s $$ where the $Y, S, X_2$ are endogenous. However, from what I ...
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Clustering Standard Errors for Panel Data with multiple clusters

I have a Group-Firm-Year panel data set (i.e., multiple firms make up a group). Suppose I have exogenous variation at the group level over time. In a panel regression with firm and time fixed effects ...
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Taylor rule estimation with OLS serial autocorrelation

I'm estimating the equation: $$i_{t}=\beta_0+\beta_1\tilde\pi_t+\beta_2\tilde y_t+\varepsilon_t$$ Where $\hat\pi_t=\pi_t-\pi^{target}$ and $\hat y=\ln y_t-\ln y^{\ast}$, are the inflation deviations ...
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Do you know how to compute the IRF of a GARCH (1,1)

We have the following model (GARCH (1,1) ) $y_t=\sigma_t\epsilon_t$ $\sigma_t^2 = \omega + \beta*\sigma_{t-1}^2 + \gamma*y_{t-1}^2$ Note that we can rewrite the latter as: $\sigma_t^2=\frac{\omega}{1-\...
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t test and F test are equivalent under single restriction case

In Classic linear regression model, under the single restriction $$y=X\beta +u$$ $$H_0: \beta_j=0$$ If I apply t test, then the t statistic is derived as follows $$\frac{b_j-\beta_j}{s\sqrt{a_{jj}}}$$ ...
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Non random matrix as instrument: consistency and bias

Where can I find references to see what happens theoretically if I want to use a non random matrix as instrument in terms of consistency and bias?
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Recovering information on Prices from Expenditure data

this is more of a "Research Based" Question where the answer may be open ended and really am wondering from all the experts here. Feel free to hammer me on this as I'm not 100% confident, my data work ...
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Cagan Model of Hyper Inflation: Zimbabwe Data Request

Cagan Model of Hyperinflation Could anyone guide me where I could find the data for Zimbabwe that would allow me to estimate the Beta parameters. Also, what regression method would be most suitable (...
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Regression analysis with interaction and decomposed main effect

I'm trying to figure out if I need to include the main effect in a regression analysis with an interaction if I am already including a decomposed version of the main effect. For example, let: ...
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How to predict income n years after graduation using income dataset with age, but not graduation year?

I'm trying to predict the income of graduates of certain Master's programs n years after graduation, using the American Community Survey individual level dataset to calibrate my equation. It gives me ...
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How to control for population in Difference-in-Difference?

Random example, but let's say I'm examining the effect of a health program on influenza cases in India. They just randomly start the program in 7 of the 29 states. I have data on the number of flu ...
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Coming up with a Research Topic for Undergraduate Paper

I am currently a senior in economics, and I have been pondering ideas for doing a research paper. Sometimes I go about thinking theory and trying to find applications I could apply it to empirically, ...
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Panel econometrics for marketing mix analysis: how to include spending that affects all the individuals of a panel?

Dear stack exchangers, in the course of an internship at a microfinance bank in Tajikistan, I have been tasked with assessing the efficiency of different marketing expenses. I will try to expose the ...
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Static and Dynamic models: Testing the Quantity Theory of Money

The quantity theory of money is stated as a simple equation which states that the general price level of goods and services is directly proportional to the amount of money in circulation. This is ...
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modelling Inconsistent production functions

last year I asked How do we estimate production functions?. That answer provided was insightful from an econometric perspective and has helped me in applying such an understanding to the workplace. ...
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Using Stata to perform power calculations

I want to use simulation in Stata to help me determine whether or not I will have sufficient statistical power to detect meaningful effects (should they exist) in a given data set using generalized ...
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Accounting for Fixed Effects

I am an undergraduate student working on environmental economics research. The econometric specification I am using is the following: ln(Per.Capita.Dollars) = ln(Per.Capita.Dollars.lag) + Average....
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How to overcome measurement error in variable for immigration year?

I'm using the Current Population Survey and studying immigration. There's a variable: Year of Entry into the United States for the Foreign Born. The survey is administered to a representative sample ...
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How to find hourly wage when data only provide range?

I am trying to separate observations into two groups, people who earn below (treatment group) and above (control group) the minimum wage to perform a difference-in-differences. The data I'm using have ...
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Calculate consumers WTP for product attributes

I have a large panel on the city level of how many cars of each {model, fueltype} combination were newly registered in each year. This panel also includes a large variety of characteristics for each ...
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"On the causes and consequences of deviations from rational behaviour"

The title of this post is the title of a paper I am drawing inspiration from for my final year dissertation. If anyone has the time, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3623676, this ...
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Difference between Quantile Regression and Endogenous Stratification

I have a question that stems from an ongoing experiment I'm conducting, focusing on treatment heterogeneity. Initially, my approach involved considering a beyond-mean analysis utilizing quantile ...
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Short vs. long horizon event studies?

I am studying the impact of announcements by a Central Bank on a stock's returns. To measure these impacts, I employ an event study (where my event window is 10 days and my estimation window is 60 ...
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Understanding how to estimate the model of Fung and Hsieh (2001) for the hedge funds risk factors

There is an old paper about the risk of hedge fund strategies that it gathers its focus in the trend followers. This is the Fung and Hsieh (2001) paper. $\textbf{Definition of Trend Followers (TFs):}$ ...
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Statistic to best summarize changing price level over an interval?

You are told that in a given week 4 of a given good are sold at a price of 100 and 6 of the ...
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Fixed effect model: different estimation approaches with R - how to demean variables - unbalanced panel

I want to use R to estimate a fixed effects model using different estimation approaches (e.g. replicating xtreg from Stata). Note that I am using an unbalanced panel. The easiest way to do this is ...
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Can I perform magnitude analysis on margins?

I’m trying to find if there’s an asymmetric in my dummy variables. So after creating my regression I am looking at margins with all the variables held constant with the dummy=1,0.5 ( a pseudo result I ...
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conleyreg() for panel data

With panel data, how does conleyreg() correct for spatial correlation and autocorrelation within units over time? More specifically, why do my standard errors change when I specify 'unit' and 'time' ...
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On adding fixed effects

Let $Y_{ijst}$ be some outcome variable of firm $i$ of industry $j$, located in state $s$, at time $t$. Normally, if we want to run any differences-in-differences specification where treatment varies ...
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Where to find Index Entries on CRSP (WRDS)

I am trying to find index entries (not delisting data) on CRSP (i.e., where a specific stock with a PERMNO/CUSIP enters the S&P500), but despite trawling through the documentation I am unable to ...
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Wald Statistic with heteroskedasticity on asymptotic inference vs exact inference

I was working on the following proof but I got stuck. I'm trying to show that the next equality holds: $$(X'X)^{-1}X'\mathbb{E}_n[\varepsilon\varepsilon']X(X'X)^{-1} = \mathbb{E}_n[XX']^{-1}\mathbb{E}...
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Data-driven vs. theory-driven demand system estimation

Context: When one wants to study consumer demand based on observational data (e.g. household survey data), imposing theoretical restrictions on the coefficients of the demand model seems to be a good ...
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Non-linear model like GMM for panel data with an interaction term

For my dissertation I am looking at regressing net capital outflows against financial openness and GDP per capita like in Reinhardt, Ricci and Tressel (2013). To deal with potential endogeneity in ...
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Is there any good summary, lecture notes, textbook or videos that give overview of firm-level productivity models?

As the title says, I am looking for some tutorials/educational materials for firm-level productivity models. I am looking for some source that would cover the most commonly used models. Also, it is a ...
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How to estimate the impact of college lockdown on students performance?

Some researchers have answered the question in their papers, but I was wondering how one would proceed to estimate the impact of college lockdown on undergrad 1st year students performance, if we ...
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How to combine two different populations from two different surveys?

I have 2 surveys, each is representative of different populations living in the same country: Survey 1 – Survey of Peruvians living in Peru Survey 2- Survey of Venezuelans living in Peru. Each survey ...
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