Given the following regression equation

$mpg_i=\beta_0 + \beta_1 weight_i+ \beta_2 ln(hp_i)+ \beta_3 diesel_i + \beta_4 ln(torque_i) + \beta_5 ln(torque_i) + \beta_6 year_i+\epsilon_i$

with the following R output:

R out

How to calculate the standard error of the dummy variable diesel (which is 1 when the car has a diesel engine, 0 otherwise)?

I know:




but neither $\sum_i(x_i-\bar{x})^2$ nor $\sum_i\hat{\epsilon}_i^2$ are given. Is there any way this is possible?

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    $\begingroup$ Note that $t = \beta/\operatorname{SE}$. $\endgroup$ Jul 23, 2023 at 19:46

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Got it.

Solve the t-Statistics given in the output for the standard error.

$t-Value = 65.0 = \frac{6.5860610 - 0}{\hat{\sigma}_{diesel}} \implies \hat{\sigma}_{diesel} = \frac{6.5860610}{65.0} = 0.1013240154 $


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