# Questions tagged [econometrics]

Econometrics is the application of statistical methods to economic data for various purposes such as of testing hypotheses, infering causal relationships and forecasting future trends. Only use this tag for questions relating to the theoretical aspect of an econometric technique.

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### Precision of language regarding "statistical significance" in Wooldridge's *Introductory Econometrics* (7th ed)

I've been reading Jeffrey Wooldridge's textbook Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach (7th edition) in preparation for a class I will be teaching. I've appreciated the precise language he uses, ...
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### Why standard errors in country-level variables are higher than that in firm-level variables?

From this dicussion, the commentor said Lastly, firm fixed effects may absorb more variation and likely reduced the size of their standard errors. In practice, I also mainly see that the standard ...
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### What are the difference between industry fixed effects and industry*year fixed effects?

In this paper, in column 4 Table 1, the author used firms fixed effects and industry*year fixed effect at the same time. I have two questions here: What does industry * year fixed effect mean? What ...
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### Monte carlo simulation for macroeconomist

I would like to know if it is useful to learn Monte Carlo simulations if I want to focus on macroeconometrics ? Or even is it useful outside of academics ?
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### How to classify sample by time-variant index?

In finance paper, we have a famous index representing for law is WGI (World Governance Index). I am wondering how we classify countries by this time-variant index as this paper below. It is easy to ...
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### Calculating standard error

Consider a regression model on the form: $y_{i} = \alpha + \beta_{1}X_{i} + u_{i}$ (1) I am given $var(u_{i}|X_{i}) = 10$ and I know the OLS estimates for $\alpha$ and $\beta$ and using this I have ...
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### Is Hodrick-Prescott filter optimal with irregular component?

I need to extract cyclical component from time series, when doing seasonal adjustment I have the option to remove, apart from seasonal component, the irregular component. Then I'll apply HP to the ...
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### When to use dynamic panel data models

I recently got a comment that I should use dynamic panel data model instead of a static one because my outcome is likely to be serially correlated. I guess it makes sense for my application, but it ...
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### Cointegration in stock market between different market places

Hi guys im interested in cointegration in stock market between Brazil, USA, London, China, India, Argentina and Hong Kong. Since I want to compare each country’s index to the BR index, how do i do to ...
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### Why we need at least 40 groups to be properly clustered?

From this discussion, I deem that we need approximately 40 groups for clustering. For example, if we want to clustered by industry, we need at least 40 industries, or if we want to cluster by year, we ...
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### What are some further readings in Econometrics you recommend?

I've reached the end of my Econometrics courses for the undegraduate level at my university, but I would like to continue learning. I hope I could get some recommendations for further reading. I ...
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### What should we conclude when the significant levels are different but the sign are similar among coefficients of variable of interest?

I saw the impact of anticollusion laws on dependent variables Y across the country by using generalized DID by following Dasgupta, 2019. The identification is: $Y_{it}$ = $\alpha$ + $\beta$ $(pt)_{kt}$...
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### Intercept in 2nd-stage Error Correction Model (ECM) regression — yes or no?

When doing a two-step ECM regression, do we add an intercept in the 2nd stage regression? I've seen course notes that add an intercept in the ECM, but some do not, so I'm confused if I should include ...
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### IV estimate for entire sample is larger than IV estimates for subsets of sample?

I am using two-stage least squares to estimate a local average treatment effect, with 'treatment' being the endogenous variable and 'assignment to treatment' being the instrument. If I use my full ...
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### Fixed effects vs first difference

Or more generally, what are the reasons for the absolute dominance of the fixed effects estimators to control for unobserved heterogeneity in large N, short T panel settings? I get that random effects ...
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### Beginner's Guide to Econometrics [duplicate]

I was wondering if you could guide me to a book that I can use as a starting point for preparing myself for graduate level econometrics. I will be applying for MA programs this fall and wanted a head ...
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### What does "Difference-in-Diffrence" models with heterogeneous effects" mean?

Today, when reading this paper, page 3, I saw a sentence By decomposing the DD estimator into its sources of variation (the 2x2 DD’s) and providing an explicit interpretation of the weights in terms ...
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### When we should use $R^2$ instead of adjusted $R^2$?

Following this topic, adjusted $R^2$ has been widely used to validate the trustable explanation adding of the additional independent variables. I am wondering when we should use $R^2$ instead of ...
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### Why excluding intercept is dangerous if there is no literature back up in DID setting?

Recently, I run the regression for the generalised DID following this paper: $Y_{it}$ = $\alpha$ + $\beta$ $(Leniency Law)_{kt}$ + $\delta$$X_{ikt} + \theta$$_t$ + $\gamma$$_i +\epsilon$$_{it}$ (1)...
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### What is the "dummy variable trap"?

I saw an interesting Economics post yesterday with the long comment. I post the regression result of the OP here I saw @chan1142 stated that Thanks. I see the _cons row. That's the intercept; the ...
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### A revisit to simple DID and Generalised DID

After a couple of questions being asked, I am curious about the inclusion of Post and Treat variable in a simple DID (two groups two-time period). We mainly know there are mainly two types of DID ...
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### What are the meanings of "difference-in-differences" and "causal estimand"?

In one discussion, I saw the answer containing two words that I think can be used interchangeably, but I am not sure if it's the case. I simply state in other posts that the "generalized" **...
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### What does "dependent and independent variables only vary at the ($g,t$) level mean?

From de Chaisemartin and D'Haultfoeuille 2020, p.2969 I saw an equation $D_{g,t}$ $=$ $\alpha$ + $\gamma_g$ + $\delta_t$ + $\epsilon_{g,t}$ $D_{g,t}$ is the treatment in group $g$ at period $t$ They ...
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### What is the difference between ATE and ATT?

I saw ATE and ATT in some discussions regarding DID settings recently. ATE is the Average Treatment Effect while ATT is Average Treatment Effects on Treated. I am wondering the difference between ...
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### Why we need to add firm and year relating independent variables in two-way fixed effect model?

From what I know, these terms are very basic in econometrics but I still not yet fully got it. To me, year fixed effect is to control time-variant omitted variables and firm fixed effect is to control ...
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### can i treat panel data as pooled data?

I'm working with panel data on Stata. However, I want to perform the ROC analysis and for what I know it is way simpler using the "logit" command instead of "xtlogit". Thus, my ...
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### Asking for the exception of unparallel trend in DID testing

When reading this paper, The Common Trends Assuption section, p.457, I saw a paragraph: Researchers, however, must also think carefully about the conceptual reasons for which the common trends ...